Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Help

     Hey Guys! I wanted to get on sooner but... well I got really busy, really fast. But I finally finished The Help! (And several other books... The movie missed out on so many great things, and screwed up on a couple of things. Almost wish I owned the movie because it wasn't bad at all...)

                         The Help by Kathryn Stockett
           This is the story of several maids and one writer's book on what it's like to be a black maid in the south. Well in Jackson, Mississippi to be specific and if we're doing that this book is about writing the book mentioned above. The Help focuses on three characters: Skeeter, Minny, and Aibileen.

Skeeter's back from college and is ready to write. After getting a job at the local newspaper writing a Q&A for house/cleaning advice. While writing for the column she comes to realize she wants to write more and show the world what's really going on.

Minny's one of the sassiest maids in Jackson, but she makes up for it by being one of the best cooks in all of Jackson. Minny runs into a problem when she sasses her way out of a job and no one in Jackson will hire her. No one except the new person in town.

Aibileen's been raising white children for most of her life. She's on her 18th child, Mae Mobley. Aibileen knows that neither of them are going to have an easy time as Mae Mobley gets older. And Mae Mobley's mom is already making both their lives difficult.

    I rated this book a 5/5 stars. The Help was a great read, and even thought it offered some really good points of view. I also liked some of the characters and the things they did or said.

    I do apologize for this being over a month late. Since I live closer to people now, everyone wanted to visit and my days got shorter cause of it. I tried a different approach to this review because of the three people point of view set up the book has. (Also cause it's been a bit since I last read it and none of the overviews that I found helped out much.)  I know that the review is kinda off and that the reason I liked it is really short but I've been a little pressed for time and have been working on this when I have time. (I've spent about a month trying to get this whole thing done!) Well I've got to get going, hope to get back on soon. Talk To You All Later!

1.) The Silent Stars go by by Dan Abnett
2.) Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
3.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
4.) A Study in Silks and A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway
5.) Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
6.) The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner
7.) The Osiris Curse: A Tweed and Nightingale Adventure by Paul Crilley
8.) The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare
9.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Had to read for English but I'm reviewing it anyway)
10.) Three by Kristen Simmons
11.) The Help by Kathryn Stockett
12.) Macbeth by William Shakespeare
13.)Atonement by Ian McEwan
14.) Rebel by Amy Tintera