The Help – Kathryn Stockett [BOOK REVIEW]

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

This is a book where coloured maids in 1963 are afraid to speak up.

This is a book where they gain the courage to tell a white lady what actually happens inside their lives.

No one is ready to hear the truth, everyone is scared for their future, but bravery is a strong attire to have, and the maids prove they have what it takes.

Lot of courage, lots of excitement, anxiety and me biting my nails over and over again, but definitely book that’s worth reading. And definitely a book that will open your eyes about what actually happened back then.

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7 thoughts on “The Help – Kathryn Stockett [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. Eliza March 28, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I watched the movie. Now I think I should get the book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • innah96 March 28, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      I haven’t watched the movie, but it is definitely on my To-Watch List

      Liked by 1 person

    • innah96 April 10, 2018 / 6:41 am

      I loved the book, and I still haven’t seen the movie, but it’s on my watch-list 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. barrettadeb April 29, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    This was one of my favorite books because I learned what it was really like for African Americans in the 60s. I cheered for those brave women & for Skeeter too for bringing their conditiins to light. Great read!

    Debra
    stylewisebydebra.net

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    • innah96 April 30, 2018 / 6:26 am

      I am glad you loved it, Debra! 🌼

      Like

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