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The Help | Paperback

Author: Kathryn Stockett | Format: Paperback

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  HAD ME HOOKED

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Brilliant! A book of three main characters that are fantasticly presented via their own view point as well as that of the other 2. This is most interestingly done,though it may've come across as a bit odd in the opinion of some reviewers. The author doesn't claim to know what really went through the minds of the home helps in this era,as she states at the end of the book,but she does have a brilliant way with words and brings these characters to life. There are many other characters seen through the main character's eyes that will have you smiling and feeling contempt,with moments that will be hard to forget. The way it's written is as spoken,so those characters with strong accents might test some readers for a while,but i soon grew to love it.
It seems few people didn't like this book,i'm not surprised as it's unique and i was always looking forward to getting back to it. I'll remember THE HELP for some time.

  Fantastic book,simply brilliant!

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Such a beautiful book,well written and very thought provoking. A couple of friends recommended this book and I am so glad I read it. One of my favourite books to date. This story stayed in my mind long after I had finished it.

  One of the best books I've ever read

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This is such an amazing book. Well written, it delves into the lives of all involved, giving heartfelt insights into a subject that has been tackled in such a way it makes you question the circumstances of its nature. I found it truly unbelievable that people could be treated in such a cruel way just because of their colour of their skin. It's a real eye opener. Thought provoking books are the best and this is a real page turner that despite its theme is so uplifting.

  Fabulous

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I loved this book, draws you in right from the begining. Once I started reading I could not put it down and I finished it in 2 days!

  loved it

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Got this book for christmas, finally got the chance to read it on a 10 hour flight, couldnt put it down, so gripping. Already have freinds wanting to borrow the book. Cant wait to see the movie now.

  so good i didnt want to finish it

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one of the best books i have read ,i didnt want it to finish .this is the first time i have written a review so it may not be great but had to join the others and say what a great book this is, and the film is just as good.I think it helps reading the book first as the southern accent takes a while to understand.It is funny, sad ,and shocking

  Read it, read it, read it!

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Kathryn Stockett's first book, published in America in 2009, has now been published in 35 countries and in 3 different languages. By August of 2011 it had sold over 5 million copies. Set in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, when segregation was still very much the norm, it tells of the relationships between the elite white ladies and their black house maids, 'the help' of the title. One reviewer has likened it's impact to that of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', and I think that will prove to be a fair comparisson. Very readable, this book made my laugh, it made me cry, it made me uneasy, and it made me angry. I seized every opportunity to read it and when it came to the final chapters, I could not put it down until I'd finished it. This book is destined to become a classic of American literature. Now also made into a film, I strongly recommend it.

  amazing!

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This is one of the best books i have ever read it was funny,sad and gripping most of all enlightening.cant wait for the film.buy this book you wont regret it

  Brilliant

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This book was brilliant. One of the best books I have read in a long while. Once I finished it I said this book has to be made into a film and win Oscars. The film is being realised in the UK in October I believe. I will be going to see it. Dont hesitate to buy this book - you wont regret it.