Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Week 37: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Rich with tales of humanity and horror, The Help by Kathryn Stockett was a great companion for a sick day. I finished this book in a few hours of really dedicted reading.

The Help is told from the perspectives of Aibileen and Minny (two black maids) and Skeeter (a white woman) in Jackson, Mississippi. As they develop an idea to tell the world about injustice they have all experienced (or witnessed), they develop bonds across racial boundaries.

I loved her incorporation of historical facts into her novel, such as the civil rights campigns of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers.

Although the author's style took some acclimation, the story is fun and exciting and filled with little details that made me smile. At the same time, the tough stuff was just as good - in an intimate way.

This was Kathryn Stockett's first book, and I enjoyed it.

This book was recommended by a few people... thank you for passing it on.

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