The Help by Kathryn Stockett

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: The characters that Kathryn Stockett created are just perfect. They each pull to you in their own way, and you cannot help but become completely immersed in this book.


How I Felt: Oh, I went through all kinds of emotions in this book. I laughed, like the out loud kind at some of the things said and done in this book. There were also moments of sadness though, where I truly felt my heart hurt for someone.

“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.”
― Kathryn Stockett, The Help


To Read or Not To Read: Everyone can read and enjoy this book. It is so well written and just takes you away with the story.


What’s This Book About Anyway?

“Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.”
― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

It’s 1962 in Mississippi. Clear racial, and economical divides are still present. We follow three African-American women as they raise other people’s babies, clean their houses, cook their food, and everything else. Aibileen, Minnie, and Constantine begin to feel that how they are treated is not right. They start down a path to make a change, one that will have ever-lasting changes on their hometown and the people that live there. Get ready to laugh, cry, and everything in between while reading this book. It is so wonderful.


Footnotes:

#thehelp #kathrynstockett #historicalfiction #shejustlovesbooks

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