I recently finished one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Technically, I listened to it via an audio CD every time I was in the car, but still. This book was IRRESISTIBLE. Every time I wasn’t in the car I was wishing I was so that I could find out what was happening next. The book? The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, The Help is a story about black maids and the white families they serve. Obviously this is a book about civil rights and race relations, but the writing is so real and you just feel like you’re there with the characters, rooting for the good ones.
Seriously, if you haven’t read this book yet, which is the first from Stockett and published in 2009, you should go buy it, check it out at the library or find an audio version. Like, yesterday. Plus, as an added bonus, it’s being made into a movie this summer! Seriously, I’m so pumped. Check out the trailer here.
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