Sunday, June 7, 2009

#BookReview: The Help - Kathryn Stockett

This could very well be my favorite book of 2009. I have to thank one of my besties over at TheTinyJEWELBox for recommending it. I've already started casting the movie mentally. Enough of my gushing, you'd like a storyline, right?

Think Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s where the "colored folks" know their place and proper young white ladies do as well, then think again. The author introduces us to Aibilene, a black maid raising her seventeenth white child; Minnie, her outspoken best friend who has been blackballed by the white ladies of the community; and Skeeter, a new graduate of Ole Miss that has come home with a degree but without a husband. Skeeter's biggest ambition is to be a writer and with the help of Aibilene, the reluctant Minnie and the other "help" around town, she is well on her way.
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