Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Help

Read July 2011

My Rating: 4 out of 5

"Minny, Miss Celia, Aibileen, and Yule May are maids employed by Skeeter's friends. Each woman cooks, cleans, and cares for her boss's children, suffering slights and insults silently and sharing household
secrets only among themselves. In the wake of the Junior League push to create separate bathrooms for the domestic help within private homes, Skeeter contacts a New York book editor with an idea. Soon she's conducting clandestine meetings
with "the help" to capture their stories for publication. It is a daring and foolhardy plan, one certain to endanger not only the positions but the lives of the very women whose stories she transcribes -- as well as her own."

My review: This was, as promised by many, an incredibly inspirational novel, and it was a joy to read it. I laughed, and cried, and I when I was reading this book, I felt like I was being swept away and living in it. The characters are all so courageous, strong, and inspiring. I am sooo very much looking forward to watching the movie, even though I already know that it won't compare to the beautifully written words. Every where I turn, I see someone reading this book. There was one day on our lunch break at work where there were three of us reading it, it looked like we were having a book club meeting at work :) it's popular for a reason... go and read it!! :)