There’s a quote on the cover of the book (not shown here for some reason) that says something along the lines of…this is the next big thing since “To Kill a Mockingbird”, if you only read one book let this be it. I completely concur! Go out and get this book! There’s probably a wait list at your library, but I got it for 30% off at my Barnes & Noble at just under $12. I actually went in on it with my sister because she wants to read it too.
So what’s all the hype about this book? For one, the movie based on the book is coming out in mid-August. It’s the trailer that’s playing now with Emma Stone (love her acting).
The Help is a historical novel based in Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights movement. It follows the lives of African American women, “the help”, and the white families they are employed by. Chapters switch from being told by African American maids and one, white woman who dares to write about the lives of these maids.
If you are too young, like me, to have been around in the 1960s to see segregation and racism in full force, this novel will astound you. It’ll probably grab you if you lived through it too.