book mark: the help
Amazing. You can't tell by how long it's been since I started reading this book, but I literally could. not. put. it. down.
As the Washington Post says in it's review, "In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, she [Stockett] spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide."
I loved it. I loved Skeeter and her passion (and naiveté ) to change Jackson - and the world. I loved Aibileen's sweet, Southern way and her "prayer list." I loved Minny's ball-busting (I tried hard to find another term for this, word anyone know one?) humor that masked a life of pain. I even tried to like Elizabeth. Every time I started to think she had come around, she disappointed me. Oh, and sweet Mae Mobley. Nothing like the innocence of a two-year old.
If you haven't read it yet, stop right now and head to your nearest library or Barnes and Noble, or log on to Amazon, or download it to your Nook, or borrow it from your sweet friend Shannon (who didn't realize it would take you forever and a day to finally read it) and get started now! You won't be disappointed.
P.S. - Did you know that The Help was adapted into a screenplay? It's actually post-production and should be in theaters in August 2011. Emma Stone (Skeeter), Viola Davis (Aibileen) and Sissy Spacek (Miss Walters) are some big names on the cast.