The Help ~ LOVED IT!!!

I just read a great book over the weekend, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.  It's a very powerful novel about life in the South (specifically Jackson, Mississippi) during the '50's and '60's.  It follows the lives of three strong women, two black/one white, and how they came together, and how their lives were changed by their courage, strength and determination.  It was a real eye-opener for me to see the injustices some people endured at that time. It made me realize that the protective high-school life I lead in southern California during the turbulent events of the 1960's was so removed from theirs in so many ways -- we may as well have been a million miles away in a completely foreign country.  It shames me to admit that I knew so little of what was really going on with civil rights in our country at that time, and therefore, I did nothing to contribute to making things better for other people.

I grew to love some of the ladies in this book, and was so drawn into their lives, that I just didn't want the book to end ...... I really wanted to see what happens next with all of them!


  1. i just bought this last night so i'm glad to see that someone has read and enjoyed it. we're going out of town next week, so i'm trying not to read it right now so i'll have something to read then. :)

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