The Help: Book Review
TITLE: The Help
Published February 10th 2009
5 out of 5 stars
SNYOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends — view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK:
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books
Series? No, this is a standalone.
MY REVIEW OF The Help:
Adult Fiction – Historical Fiction
I listened to the audiobook while I read through this book and I am so glad that I did. This audiobook is absolutely fantastic. It kept me entertained throughout the duration.
I am late to reading this book. I had previously seen the movie, and of course, I think that the book is better.
This book made me feel so many emotions. I laughed, I cried, I moaned in agony.
The writing is absolutely fantastic. The setting and the characters are all extremely well described. It was as if I could envision each one of them so easily.
With such a sensitive subject matter I think that the author did an absolute fantastic job of writing this book.
To be honest with you I’m not sure if I would’ve given this book a five out of five stars if I had actually read it instead of listening to the audiobook. The voices of this audiobook did an incredible job.
If you are unsure about audiobooks, then this is definitely a great book to start with.
Have you read this book? If not please, please, please go read it!
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