The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver . . .

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The Help is a book written from the perspective of black maids in 1962. From a time where black people were considered dirty and could not share a toilet with white people; this story brings the uncomfortable truth about 1960’s America to your doorstep.

I loved reading The Help. It gave a very clear and honest view of what is was like to be a maid of rich white people. Struggling for money yet trying to remain moral around people who treated you like dirt must have been so difficult. I could only hope that I would have the strength of character if I was in their situation. There are some memorable personalities that will stay with me for a long time.

There are a few heroes of the book that you at rooting for throughout and others that you hope will have a less than perfect ending. Sometimes you feel like crying with sadness, and others crying with laughter. The book is uncomfortable, hard hitting and funny all at the same time. It makes a very difficult message come across with ease.

After reading the book I also watched the film and would recommend that to anyone. It’s a great representation of what I read and really bought the characters to life.

Definitely a 5 star book!

Get the book here The Help

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