The Help – Review

The Help by Kathryn Stocket, Finished reading on 21 September.

Late Late…Damn late

I was late in reading this book. It was lying in my shelf for nearly one year and i never even glanced at it.  Now when I read it, I could not stop curing my self for picking it up lil late (Yah! it happens every now and then. After reading every book, i feel ‘I should have read it earlier’).

Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children but aren’t trusted not to stead the silver…

There’s Aibileen, raising her seventeenth while child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son’s tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is as nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from college, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny, No one would belive they’d be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell…

I really likes the story. Thoughts or three woman, all three different from each other in so many ways yet share a common cause and feeling, have been captured beautifully in the book.

To kill a mocking bird was just another book for me! But now I understand there was a more political and social brilliance for that book which I completely misses so far. I should be reading it once again.

A must read for those who love books.

4/5

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