Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4 Stars , Fiction / November 1, 2010

I bought this book. My Rating for The Help – 4 About: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett’s tells the stories of black domestic servants working in white households of Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s.  A white college graduate, who doesn’t really do anything, decides to collect these stories (a book within a book) and publish them during the civil rights unrest of the time. Face it – YOU NEED HELP – Get The Help here Thoughts: “The Help” is a reader friendly book, it’s easy to read and oddly easy to digest due to its heavy subject. The story is well told and well written, I loved the anecdotes in the book, in which the reader is privy to some funny moments and the plot twists are very good.  The characters are, by large, three dimensional and vivacious, here and there are some characters that come along which are not drawn up entirely well. The middle of the book lags in some places, but the narrative picks up the pace as you read along.  Also, some of the plot devices seem forced, but that doesn’t take away that much from the story which keeps getting more interesting as you…

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