Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Cool Thing To Do

I am going to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It seems what EVERYONE is reading or recommending to read so I am going to jump on the train.  I will let y'all know how it turns out.  By the way, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novel Smokin' Seventeen was really funny and a quick read... just finished it.

In case you are the last person to hear about this book here is the summary below.
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Summary (from GoodReads.com)
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

6 comments:

Shelly said...

I'm in the middle of it right now. It is really good. I'm just ashamed it's taken me this long to get through it, but I guess that is what happens with two little boys.

Sierra said...

yeah, I jumped on the band wagon and read it about a week ago. It was really good and couldn't put it down... even gave up sleep so I could finish it. Hope you enjoy the read.

Jessica said...

I jumped on the band wagon as well. I'm about halfway through it. It's pretty good so far.

Alana said...

I'm about to start, but both places I went to today were sold out! My friend told me I have to read it, and I made her promise to read The Hunger Games in return. Nothing wrong with jumping on the bandwagon; at least we know it's good!

Taylor @ Our Military Home said...

I read and reviewed this a few weeks ago. I Love your dog! Is he/she part schnauzer?

Megan Dub-Yuh said...

The puppy is Yorkie... they sometimes look schnauzer-ish.