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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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it was amazing
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There is a lot to like about this book. It is easy to be drawn in by the storyline and the characters and it’s a pretty fast read. It’s a historical time-period I’ve been really interested, and I thought the portrayal of the events and the relationships were pretty accurately done.

The characters are really well done – they’re all pretty different and easy to tell apart, and they’re all so likable in their own real, sometimes prickly ways.

And I was impressed by the fairly even-handedness of the topic that Stockett managed. She didn’t make one group out to be saints or one group demons. There are good and bad and goodish-baddish people on every side of the issue, and each has different motivations and reasons for being where they are on that side – hate, pride, naivete, personal experiences.
Three reasons why I love The Help:

It’s funny. It is not a comedy but some lines just had me wanting to read on and on!
It is easy to read. Even though The Help talks about a very serious time in American history, the author really thought about how to write the story in a way that it just flows.
I really felt a connection with each of the characters. You get to know them from their point of view. Even though the story is through Miss Skeeter’s mindset for most of the novel, Stockett provides insight into the brain and life of both Minny and Aibileen.

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Quotes Dana Liked

Kathryn Stockett
“I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help


Reading Progress

June 14, 2018 – Started Reading
June 14, 2018 – Shelved
June 18, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 20, 2018 – Shelved as: bookclub

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message 1: by Diane (new)

Diane Wallace Very nice review, Dana!


Dana Ilie Diane wrote: "Very nice review, Dana!"

Thank you, D!!!


message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Good review. I enjoyed this book too.


Susanne Strong Stellar review Dana! Thank you for bringing me back to this wonderful book! So glad you loved it!


Dana Ilie Sandra wrote: "Good review. I enjoyed this book too."

Thank you, Sandra!


Dana Ilie Susanne wrote: "Stellar review Dana! Thank you for bringing me back to this wonderful book! So glad you loved it!"

Thank you, Susanne!


message 7: by Xoe (new)

Xoe I’ve been wanting to read this one for so long😌 you do such great reviews!!


Dana Ilie Thank you, Xoe!!!


message 9: by Sr3yas (new)

Sr3yas Awesome review, Dana!


message 10: by Dana (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana Ilie Thank you babe!


Deanna Wonderful review, Dana!!


message 12: by Dana (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana Ilie Thank you, D!


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Beauty Mary I've bought this book a long time ago, and I've never thought of reading it until I read your review.


message 14: by Dana (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana Ilie Beauty wrote: "I've bought this book a long time ago, and I've never thought of reading it until I read your review."

Hey Beauty,
thank you, I hope you like it.


Melissa Great review, Dana! Have you seen the movie yet? They did I great job bringing this to the big screen--with the casting and actually sticking to the storyline.


message 16: by Dana (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana Ilie Melissa wrote: "Great review, Dana! Have you seen the movie yet? They did I great job bringing this to the big screen--with the casting and actually sticking to the storyline."

Thank you! I did not see the movie yet. This week for sure.


Astrid I loved this book :)


message 18: by Dana (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dana Ilie Astrid wrote: "I loved this book :)"

Is a good book, I just can't find the time to see the movie.....


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