Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book Review "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Wow! What an amazing story. I went through every emotion while reading "The Help". I was angry, laughing, and crying throughout. I like the way the author changed points of view from the three main characters. It really allowed you to get into each characters life and you wanted them to succeed. I watched the movie before I read this and I couldn't stop picturing Emma Stone as Skeeter. The movie didn't even scratch the surface of what a great book this is. The characters are all believable and as real as ever. You hate some of them and love some of them. Aibileen is my favorite because she’s brave and loving to all mankind. I'll always remember her affirmation she instilled in Baby Girl. “You is Kind. You is smart. You is important”. Those are words to live by. Skeeter was awkward, different and trying to fit in at the beginning and changed the most throughout the story. She broke free from the prejudice of her time and learned to stand up for things she believed in. She desired a career instead of being a housewife like her mother and friends. Minny was a hoot and you'd never want to get on her bad side. She may have acted tough on the exterior but you learned that Minny was softhearted and unselfish in her actions. The story followed all three ladies as they developed a friendship that was unheard of for their time and they paved the way for a better world.
Good story and very moving, I give it a double thumbs up. If you haven't read it, do it!


Jenna Myhre said...

It's been a while since I've read this book but I loved it at the time! Have you watched the movie yet?

Julie Martin Wallace said...

Jenna, I did watch the movie first. I like to read the books first before the movies come out but I didn't do that with this one. The movie was good it motivated me to read the book.