A must read - evocative, strong characters, strong story.
Beautifully written from multiple points of view. This is really evocative of the time and place and when you close your eyes, you feel you are there. Stockett writes of a time where slavery has gone, but things are still not right between white and black communities. Segregation and racism in the southern American states is a huge theme, but the strength of the characters and their mission to make a difference, no matter how small, is enormously uplifting. The reader will get the feeling of something bigger being set in motion as a result of many of these small differences and will love this story forever.