Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Book Report: The Help

Did you ever read a book you wanted to tell everyone about? Well, I have just finished one that is remarkable. It ranks up there with To Kill a Mockingbird. It is called, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is a look inside the not so subtle caste system of the "Genteel South" and some remarkable women who managed to overcome some of the social barriers to first become allies, and then to become friends.

It is a book with courage and suspense and triumph. But mostly, it is a book with heart. It lifted mine up.

Read it. You won't be sorry.


  1. I loved that book! I was afraid hubby was going to kick me out of the house over that one because I was obsessed with it for 3 full nights. He doesn't quite get my connection with books, poor fella. I just ordered The Postmistress - amazon recommended it since I liked The Help. Have you read that one?

  2. I will reccommend it to my book club. We have a month coming up that we haven't decided what to read. This Saturday we will be discussing Run by Ann Patchett which I really liked. A book club gets you out of your rut if you have a habit of reading all the same kidn of books all the time.

  3. I'm about half way through it..... it was a recommendation from my daughter.... I just can't help thinking about what Lou Ellis (the lady that came to our house twice a week, that I credit for teaching me life lessons... and I truely love) really thought about me.....

  4. It was a very thought provoking book.