review: the help

Title: The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett

Genre: historical fiction

Form: hardcover

Recommended: definitely

Thoughts: Let me start out by saying that I loved this book. The story and the writing pulled me in and I was lost to the world as I finished it. A most beautiful place to be – one that made me nervous to start another book in fear of disappointment.

The Help examines issues of race in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi through the eyes of three women. One is a young white woman who is an aspiring writer and the two other are black women who are household help in local white homes. They come together to collect stories and write a book through the eyes of the black maids of Jackson. While providing a glimpse into the horrible world of segregation, this is a book filled with courage, hope, and dignity. You should read it.

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