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The Help

Stockett, Kathryn (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Help


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In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.
Authors: Stockett, Kathryn
Statement of Responsibility: Kathryn Stockett
Title: The help
Publisher: New York :, Amy Einhorn Books,, c2009
Characteristics: 451 p. ; 24 cm.
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Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

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  • kleokleopatra66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a great great book once you get past the deep south language a lot of it is written in. the characters really grow on you and it is full of depth, emotion, a real life story of women in the early 60's. full of truth and reality. i'd call it a must read !!!! it will capture you !!!! 1000 thumbs up !!!!

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  • jescar82 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love this book!! As important as "To Kill A Mockingbird" I would recommend the book, however do read it first before seeing the movie.

A roller coaster of life packed into the voices of three characters. A great read that makes you feel happy one second, and a wreck the next. This book is one of my absolute favorites, and the movie is also as amazing. Read on to experience a painful glimpse into the past, and to feel glad you live in the present.

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  • tonatina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It captures your attention and puts you on a roller coaster of emotions. Highly recommend!

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  • Dmyres89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in reading. The plot pulls you in and keeps you captured. I couldn't put this book down at all.

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  • JackieFC13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was incredible! I was hesitant to read it and finally bought it. I'm so glad I did! It is easily one of my new favorites. The book made me laugh, cry, and get angry which means it was a damn good book. :)

Reading The Help was like listening to the stories my mother used to tell me when she worked as a maid in the south. Although the book is categorized as fiction, it offers a historical and psychological perspectives through the lives of African-American women during the Jim Crow era. I highly recommend this book. The Warmth of Other Suns complements this book perfectly.

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Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends lives and a Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up to the dismay of her friends in the tight black town. Despite Skeeter lifelong friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their plan and soon more maids decides to tell their stories. It turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become caught up in the changing times

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  • NanaPat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home with a degree from Ole Miss , but her mother won't be happy until she has a ring on her finger. Aibileen is a black maid , a wise , regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Minny , Aibileen's best friend , can cook like nobody's business , but she can't mind her tongue so she can't keep a job . It's 1962 , and these three ordinary women are about to take one extra-ordinary step that forever changes a town and the way women-mothers , daughters , caregivers , friends- view one another.

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You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

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  • becker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.” ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

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  • mudflapflossy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant?

" I might not remember my name but i do remember 2 things. My daughter putting me in a nursing home and you eating shit "

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  • shaniserobinson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"you is kind you is smart you is important"

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  • Infolass rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize we are just tow people. Not that much separates us. For nearly as much as I thought.” “They say it’s like true love, good help. You only get one in a lifetime”. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important”

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  • abpainter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The summer rolls behind us like a hot tar spreader.

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  • NanaPat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

( from "Grady's Gift" [ Howell Raines] inserted by Kathry Stockett , in "Too Little Too Late" : " There is no trickier subject for a writer from the South than that of affection between a black person and a white one in the unequal world of segretation. For the dishonesty upon which a society is founded makes every emotion suspect , makes it impossible to know whether what flowed between two people was honest feeling or pity or pragmatism." Mrs. Phelan : "They say its like true love , good help . You only get one in a lifetime . "

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Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women: Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny, Aibileens best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobodys business, but she cant mind her tongue, so shes lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we dont.

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