The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Thursday, October 25, 2012

If you want a good book to read, this would definitely be it. While reading this book I swear I laughed so much more than I thought I would, I wanted to cry at some parts too though. So let me get started in telling you what it's about.

This book is set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960's (which I wasn't sure I was going to like). It shares the stories of the African American housekeepers during this time. The book is portrayed through the eyes of two housekeepers: Minny and Aibilleen, and one white woman: Skeeter. It tells of the difficulties of colored maids and their families during this time and how they receive help from the level headed Skeeter.

I absolutely loved this book. I had a bit of a hard time keeping interest in it at first, but once I got into it there was no putting it down. I found so many things funny. I would try to tell J about it, but he would just look at me funny.

Anyway, I also liked how the book mentioned notable historical events such as Kennedy's death and Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington. The writing had a way of placing you in the time period. I often felt like I was in the 1960's after I had put the book down.

I would recommend this book to anybody who is looking for a good read. I would like to share one of my favorite lines from the book.

"Wasn't that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd though."  Skeeter, Chapter 33

The next book on my reading list is Army Wives by Tanya Biank in case anybody wants to read along with me.


  1. I love The is an amazing book. :) I have read Army Wives and it is really good. Enjoy!

  2. I have seen the movie but also want to read the book!!