The Help

The Help

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. . . . Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, bu...

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Title:The Help
Author:Kathryn Stockett
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ISBN:0399155341
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:444 pages

The Help Reviews

  • Annalisa
    Jun 17, 2009
    Here is an illustrative tale of what it was like to be a black maid during the civil rights movement of the 1960s in racially conflicted Mississippi. There is such deep history in the black/white relationship and this story beautifully shows the complex spectrum, not only the hate, abuse, mistrust, ...
  • Caroline
    Sep 22, 2009
    I was uncomfortable with the tone of the book; I felt that the author played to very stereotypical themes, and gave the characters (especially the African American ones) very inappropriate and obvious voices and structure in terms constructing their mental character. I understand that the author wro...
  • Ellen
    Mar 15, 2010
    The Kindle DX I ordered is galloping to the rescue today... AND, for all the book purists (which would include me), this is a need, rather than a want. Post-several eye surgeries, I'm just plain sick of struggling to read the words on a page.However, despite the visual challenges, I read all 451 pag...
  • karen
    Apr 08, 2010
    enthusiasm!!! this book and i almost never met. and that would have been tragic. the fault is mostly mine - i mean, the book made no secret of its existence - a billion weeks on the best seller list, every third customer asking for it at work, displays and reviews and people on here praising it to t...
  • Sparrow
    Apr 30, 2010
    I have this terrible, dreary feeling in my diaphragm area this morning, and I’m not positive what it’s about, but I blame some of it on this book, which I am not going to finish. I have a friend who is mad at me right now for liking stupid stuff, but the thing is that I do like stupid stuf...
  • Joe
    Jul 04, 2010
    I read the first paragraph of The Help, absorbing the words, but suddenly being caught off guard by the dialect. I stopped reading.I shifted the book in my hands, flipping to the author's biography and photograph on the back of the dust jacket. Staring up at me was this: [image error]Oh, sweet Jesus...
  • Maegen
    Aug 07, 2010
    While it was a well-written effort, I didn't find it as breathtaking as the rest of the world. It more or less rubbed me the wrong way. It reads like the musings of a white woman attempting to have an uncomfortable conversation, without really wanting to be uncomfortable. It's incredibly hard to wri...
  • Nancy
    Dec 01, 2010
    Posted at Shelf Inflicted One of my co-workers, a guy who isn’t much of a reader, borrowed The Help from the library based on his English professor’s recommendation. The guy just couldn’t stop talking about the story, so I decided to borrow the audio book. It’s not very often I g...
  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015
    “We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought.”My favourite book next to Harry Potter. This novel did so many things to me.There was lots of crying......happiness......sass......more tears......and most of all friendship.Read it.Find more of my book...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Nov 27, 2015
    “Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, "Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?”Color me surprised. I’m not one to read many historical fictions, especially when they don’t include any fantasy...