Book Review of “The Help” By Kathryn Stockett

The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

 

Entertaining, charming, funny, uplifting, simple and insightful, the story spins around the lives of three women from different walks of life.

The story is set in Jackson, MS at the brink of the civil rights movement and incorporates all the features rightfully associated with it – terror, shame, love, hope, but no heavy spells of race or feminism, mind you.

You end up relating and caring for each of the vibrant and fearless characters – the middle-aged (black) maid (childcare specialist), the hot-tempered (black) maid, and a fresh college graduate (white) girl.

Full of twists in phases and situations and humor that truly makes you laugh, this book deserves its place as a bestseller.

Considering this to be Stocket’s first novel, she has managed to honestly portray a powerful story set in a difficult time of civil rights. Depicting the good, the bad and the ugly with a humorous touch; the perspective of the women back then and the triumph of the human spirit.

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