By Kathryn Stockett
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.