Friday, June 11, 2010

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I just finished reading the book, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.  The book was amazing.  I could not put it down.  I had heard great reviews, several from people who I really trust when it comes to books.  My sister-in-law loaned me her copy awhile ago and I have kind of been saving it because I knew it was going to be good and there is nothing I hate more than finishing a really great book because then I always feel like, what I am going to read now?  That is exactly the feeling I am left with.  In all honesty, it has been awhile since I had a book where I felt like that.  I wanted this one to go on forever.  We spent some time living in the South, so this book automatically grabbed my interest.  It is about Southern Women in the 1960's and race relations.  The relationships are complicated.  There are no clear answers.  The story makes you think.  It is reality.  The problems are not easy to solve and change is painfully slow.  I am thrilled that the author chose to keep the book clean.  There is some swearing that I could have done without, but the author was able to tell her story without have to fill the book with trash.  I admire that so much!  I think it requires a much more talented author to write clean literature.  It means the author is not relying on sensationalism to sell his/her books.  Anyway, if you haven't picked up this book, do.  RIGHT. NOW.

1 comment:

Team Beardshall said...

um okay...I am totally looking for a good book, still counting down to Mockingjay! But I have some time before that! Thanks for the recommendation!