Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book #40 - The Help

The Help
Kathryn Stockett

Blurb: 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.

Length: Long - 451 pages

Notes: January, I put my name on the list at the library for this book. Finally, in June, I get the call that the book is available. (Right now, there are 151 people on hold for this book!!) This has probably been the most recommended book that I've seen this year. So of course, I approached it wondering if it would live up to the hype. And it did. I couldn't put it down. I experienced so many different emotions through this book, and I was touched by the strength of some of the characters. It also made me extremely grateful to live and grow up in the day and age I have. Everything is not tied up in a pretty little bow at the end, which at first bothered me, but the more I think about it, the more I agree with the way the author ended the book. It was very realistic, but it did leave me wanting more.

Random quote : (I'm giving 2 - because I couldn't decide! There were so many good ones in this 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 thought."

"Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, "Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?"

Recommend: Yes

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!


Janell said...

I'm reading this right now! And I'm loving it, too. My boys will be watching lots of Curious George today so I can read :)

Abby said...

I'm also in a library line for this book! I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love right now, alongside The Luxe, which so far I don't care for....

Kacy & Adam said...

I'm reading it right now too!!! Funny :) Loving every bit of it, and thinking about it when I'm not reading it. That's always a sign of a good book right? I agree :)