Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Patron Book Review

The following review was submitted by Pam Becker. Thanks, Pam, for contributing!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is one of the best books that I've read in quite some time.
It begins in 1962 with three 'white', "Junior League" friends in Jackson, Mississippi. The story is told by one of the three and several of their hired maids, who are 'Nigras'. The 'white' friend wants to write a book about the lives of the 'colored' maids in Jackson, but needs the help of the maids and it must be done in secret. Each chapter is told from the view of the friend or one of several maids. It is the height of the Civil Rights Movement and is a reminder of how far we have come as a nation.The book is full of some appalling stories, as well as some funny recollections. I found it to be entertaining and eye-opening. A definite must read!

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