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JANUARY 24, 2011
The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett


Having heard so much about this book I was a bit reluctant to pick it up, fearing it couldn't possibly live up to the all the accolades. I quickly found out the praise was justified and was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely love the way Stockett structured the story, weaving the tales of the maids and their employers into a book being written by a woman wanting to see social change. Though many view The Help as all about servitude of black women in the south, I found much more story here. It would make a great book discussion pick allowing for conversation about women; who we are, what we believe in, what we share and where we're going. Anyone trying to gain a sense of growing up in the 60's south, liking strong female characters, stories told in each character's voice and opposing viewpoints, might find The Help to their liking. I think Picoult fans or those who loved The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd would enjoy The Help.

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bas bleu said, on Jan. 25 at 2:38PM
I loved it too! Some people I know started a Facebook book club, and this was their first book.


CarolK said, on Jan. 25 at 3:06PM
I post mostly to GoodReads! All I can handle but if the library ever does facebook you'll see my one sentence wonders there.

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