“soooooooooo good so far!!!!”Hannah Lipman wrote this review 20 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a surprisingly good book., I was initially skeptical because of its popularity, however, once I began it, it was difficult to put down. This novel runs the gamut on emotions and paints a very believable picture of the times in Jackson. I loved the characters and the narrative in general. ”Ovid wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is another book that everyone's talking about. Seems my literary choices moved from the Holocaust in the summer, to "the South" in early Fall. I really enjoyed it, though. It was a great read. I love how whenever you are carrying around a popular book, everyone comments and shares their excitement. And then the characters and story come to life out side your head. Everyone has loved this book, and I did as well. Soon to next is Olive Kitteridge.”Amy Friedman wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite books, great for 50s period unit, multiple perspectives, doing whats right, ”Merrill Thagard wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting at different times. A white woman is moved to record the stories of black "maids" working in her town. All involved take enormous risks in telling their stories. Lives are changed forever. The author chose to tell much of the story from a black woman's perspective - interesting. ”Margaret P wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read 144 pages and I really like this book until now.
The story takes place at Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s, where severe racism occurs. There are three main characters in the story; Minny, Aibileen and Miss Skeeter. Minny and Aibileen are black maids working for white people who discriminates black people, and the maids suffer from their employers even while they are working at the whites' houses. Miss Skeeter, a white woman who wants to be a writer, sees how black people are being segregated by the white people, and wishes to help those blacks.
While I was reading this book, I felt so sad and uncomfortable about white people discriminating black people. Although the only different thing is the color, white people even think that black people have various kinds of diseases. My worst character in the story is Hilly, a white woman. She seems to be so mean. What made me feel so angry about her was when she tries to suggest a policy about giving black maids their individual toilet. The individual toilet is placed at cold outside, and blacks cannot use the bathrooms inside the house. I wondered so much about if she really believes that black people carry diseases or not. However, as I read stories of Minny and Aibileen, I began to like this book, and furthermore, how Miss Skeeter tries to help them made me find some hope for the future. As I kept reading, I realized that white people and black people do not have enough understanding about each other (even Miss Skeeter). Miss Skeeter, for example, wants to write a book about how black maids are going to be treated based on the interviews of Aibileen and Minny despite of the thought that they could be in danger of being killed. Although Minny and Aibileen decide to help Miss Skeeter, I am bit worried about the black maids. I am looking forward to later story, and this is really good book. I would recommend this to everyone.”
“I read it because I loved the movie so much and wanted more -- the book was so much like the movie that I was almost disappointed! Hahaha -- but, hey, it is still a great story. You just get so stressed whenever Hilly is in the room. What a hateful person.”Cherylanne wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Help is a historical fiction book written by Kathryn Stockett. The story revolves around three different characters: Aibileen Clark, Minny Jackson, and Skeeter Phelan as they document their lives on the different side of the racial barrier. Skeeter is a white woman coming from a rich family, Aibileen and Minny on the other hand are African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s.
The story is about a young white woman, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson during Civil Rights era America (the early 1960s). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids (referred to as "the help"), exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families.
I enjoyed this book a lot because of the different points and stories each person had to tell. It is full of drama and humor but in a realistic and good way. I would rate this book as a 9.5 out of 10 because of the amazing detail and very dramatic and sad ending and plot. I really recommend it to any person over the age of 10. It might seem a little dull in the beginning but believe me you are in for a surprise!”
“Loved the book”Patsy S Morency wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Black women struggling in Mississippi But one person can make a difference with just a little help. Aibileen tries to make it better for all black women with the help of her best friend Minny that get all the maids in Mississippi and tell the story how they get miss treated everyday and Skeeter a white woman writes a book sharing their stories it is a life changing story.”Hailey Bunch wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No