Reading is Love

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The Help

Title: The Help by Kathyrn Stockett

Category: Fiction

Review: I read this book before. It had probably been over two years since I have read it. I have also seen the movie as well. I love both, however, I think I love the book better. There are some things that they leave out in the movie that you will miss if you don’t read the book. The book is divided into three perspectives: Ms. Skeeter, Aibeleen, and Minny’s. All are wonderful and you will find yourself laughing a lot, especially with Minny. However, you will also wonder, could this really have been the past? You see the way that the white women treat their help. Some are especially terrible to their help like Hilly Holbrook and some are rather nice like Celia Foote. The the three different perspectives you see what the world is truly like through the help’s eyes and a woman who is trying to make a difference in their life. What I really think the author should do is write a sequel. We never know what happens to the three women. I don’t want to spoil the ending in case you haven’t read it, but it is a good ending for all three. However, you never know what fully happens to each of them. It is a book that takes a serious issue and looks at it through two points of view (meaning a black person and white person) during the 60s. I think anyone should read this. It’s a great book for any library.

Rating: ****


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