Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I do read just for pleasure.
Not just for book clubs.
This book was for pleasure.

Now listen to me carefully.....
RUN, RUN, RUN to get this book.
Be it by book, hook or crook...this is a must read.

This book is on a waiting list at my office.
I got moved to the top b/c I am a quick read.
When I say this book will pull at your heartstrings, get your heart racing & remind you of how it was in the 60's to be black and in the south I am not lying.

It centers around a woman, Miss Skeeter, who ends up writing a book from the point of view of the maids who work for the white families in town.
Reading this I was shocked to find out that people would make the blacks use separate bathrooms, keep their dishes in separate cabinets, beat them for whatever reason.
Don't get me wrong, I know this happened, it's just that being born in 1970 I never experienced seeing that sort of discrimination.

There were times when I was reading this book that my jaw dropped, that I was griping the book so tightly in fear for a character or imagining what it was like to live in a town like Jackson.

This is the author's first book & it's being made into a movie.
Coming out in Aug 2011.
I will be there.
Trust me!
This is a movie not to miss.
Most importantly it's a book not to not read.
So, go! Get! Read!

Tell me, what have you read lately?


kara noel

Loved, loved, loved The Help! We just read This is Where I Leave You in our book club. I liked it even though it was a little (lot) crass. Now I'm reading Towers of Midnight. Book 13 in a sci-fi series I have been hooked on since HS.