The Help

Book: The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett

Short Summary:
The year is 1962, and in Jackson, Mississippi segregation is still the way of life. Skeeter, a 22 year old aspiring writer, is a single woman, part of the Jackson Junior League, and friends with the same girls she grew up with. Her best friends have black maids to take care of their children and household chores, just as Skeeter’s family had a maid, Constantine, who took care of her. Skeeter forms an unlikely alliance with one of her friend’s maids, Aibileen, a black woman who has been taking care of other people’s children for a large portion of her life. Aibileen’s best friend, Minny, another maid in Jackson, soon joins the alliance and becomes part of a project that can put them all at risk. Told through three different points of view, The Help explores the relationships formed between these women and how it affects all the others in their lives.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely adored this book. I couldn’t get enough. This is the kind of book that you don’t want to end because of the relationships you, as a reader, have formed with the characters. I had very high expectations of this book since I had not read a single bad thing about it. Continue reading

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January in Review

January In Review

January has been a great month to start off my book blog. I technically started in December just to get the hang of it, but it really took off during this month. The books I read this month included:

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I’ve never been a particularly fast reader and like to take my time with my books, so five in one month is actually quite Continue reading