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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The HelpMy rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kathryn Stockett has made a bold, brilliant and successful effort with her first novel, The Help. This story is not just about the struggles of black maids in Mississippi back in the 1960's. This story is about the struggle to find one's identity and the means of preserving it while trying to fit in as one is expected. The characters who are either too tall, too flashy, or too black by society's standards laugh, cry, love and hate their way through this novel that offers hope for better tomorrows. This book is a reminder on how much society can change in a remarkably short period of time when people of courage and strength insist that change is both possible and necessary.

I highly recommend this novel and greatly anticipate seeing what Kathryn Stockett will come up with next.


Cindy said...

Another 5 star for The Help! I'm still on hold at the library for this one, can't wait! Glad to see you enjoyed it Mandy, great review!!

Lisa said...

Didn't you find yourself reading in that dialect in your head? I really feel into the voice of this book.

Sarah said...

This book sounds so good, I can't wait to start reading it!

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