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The Help
by Katheryn Stockett
fiction
From The Jacket:The book everyone is falling in love with In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. Black maids raise the white children, but no one trusts them not to steal the silver. Black maids clean the toilets, but they have their own out back. Everyone stays within the lines. But, suddenly, three womenaAibileen, Minny, and Skeeterafind themselves tired of the lines. Abibileen is a black maid, raising her seventeenth white child. She is a smart, regal woman, but a bitter seed has been planted in Aibileenas chest after the death of her son. Aibileenas best friend, Minny, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi, and goes through jobs like water. And Skeeter is just back from college, a white woman with a degree but, to her mothers chagrin, no ring on her finger. Too tall and too smart for her own good, she now discovers her beloved maid Constantine has disappeared without a trace. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will come together for a clandestine project that will put all of them at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women,black and white, mothers and daughters view one another.
I just saw the movie and it was excellent. Seeing the characters come to life on screen was incredible. It doesn't seem to matter if you read the book or not, everyone I was with enjoyed the movie. Its a tear jerker!
by-Andrea 2011/08/11, 05:33 AM
When this book ended, I still wanted to learn more about the intricate characters that Stockett developed. The topic was one that I would usually not be interested in, but I was quickly hooked. Definitely worth reading!
by-Haley 2010/05/03, 01:15 PM
I loved all the banter in this book and could realate to the characters. A really good story.
by-Paula 2010/01/05, 07:39 AM
This was an extraordinary book about blacks, whites, women, men, husbands, and wives. The author showd us a small town and how it revolved around the people of all walks. The Author spun a tale full of trueful situations. All a good read!
by-TammyF 2009/11/19, 10:08 PM
A wonderful book about the relationship between black maids and their white employers. It's touching and heartbreaking.
by-Fern 2009/11/16, 06:01 AM
The storyline was intriguing, touching and compelling; I just didn’t like the voice of the main character and thought the characters in general were a little stereotypical.
by-Lyn 2009/07/05, 03:29 PM
 
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