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'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett

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'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett

Post Number:#1  Postby Fran » 23 Jul 2010, 17:26

Anyone read The Help? I've just finished it & it's a marvelous read IMO. Anyone who enjoyed To Kill a Mocking Bird would like it ... extraordinary the casual cruelties of day to day life inflicted under segregation. The strength of these women leave me breathless with admiration.
Definitely gets a 10/10 from me

Would love to hear opinions of other readers.


[Added by Scott on 6/3/2012: Since this post, this book has been book of the month. If you have already read it, please join the discussion in official book of the month topic.]
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Post Number:#2  Postby jnall3 » 24 Jul 2010, 12:22

Loved it! Really opened my eyes to what went on in that time period.
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Post Number:#3  Postby PhotonicGuy » 30 Jul 2010, 09:30

Indeed, it's a great book.
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Post Number:#4  Postby ~Elle~ » 01 Aug 2010, 14:12

Thanks for the recommendation. I was wondering whether it was any good. :D
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Post Number:#5  Postby Perrywinkle47 » 29 Sep 2010, 12:35

Thanks for the recommendation :)
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Post Number:#6  Postby Lennoc » 03 Oct 2010, 02:56

I really enjoyed it as well. And it was a very quick read.
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Post Number:#7  Postby dansgoldilocks » 24 Oct 2010, 19:30

I thought it was an excellent read. I read it very quickly, too. Trying to read the dialect of some of the characters was a bit difficult in the beginning, but it didn't take long to get into the swing of it. I thought it was a wonderfully written example of how things used to be, and really gives you an eye opening feeling of what it would have been like to be on either side of the fence in those days.
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Post Number:#8  Postby Fran » 25 Oct 2010, 04:39

Delighted you all enjoyed it as much as I did ... Happy Reading :D
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I also loved this book

Post Number:#9  Postby Elphaba » 27 Oct 2010, 23:06

I enjoyed it a lot.
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Post Number:#10  Postby Carolineh » 28 Nov 2010, 20:38

I loved this book too and would reccomend to all!
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Post Number:#11  Postby Shelly73 » 20 Jan 2011, 13:58

HI, I am new to the group. I read this book and thoroughly loved it. Was sad to see it end. Highly recommend it, very enlightening!
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Post Number:#12  Postby Fran » 20 Jan 2011, 14:09

Shelly73 wrote:HI, I am new to the group. I read this book and thoroughly loved it. Was sad to see it end. Highly recommend it, very enlightening!


Hello Shelly73 & welcome. Glad you enjoyed The Help ... stick around & you'll see lots of other good book recommendation on the site.
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Post Number:#13  Postby Butterbescotch » 27 Apr 2011, 05:33

I haven't read the book but I heard it there will be a movie adaptation. That made me want to read the book :lol: :lol:
Hopefully before the movie is released.
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Post Number:#14  Postby Fran » 27 Apr 2011, 05:36

Butterbescotch wrote:I haven't read the book but I heard it there will be a movie adaptation. That made me want to read the book :lol: :lol:
Hopefully before the movie is released.


Definitely read it before the movie ...
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Post Number:#15  Postby Butterbescotch » 27 Apr 2011, 05:39

I also heard that Emma Stone is one of the stars. Well, this ought to be good :lol: :lol:
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