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A wondrous novel about three unforgettable women. A glorious read' - Adriana Trigiani 'Daring, vitally important and deftly handled, I loved and admired The Help. It's very courageous. VERY courageous....

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Good story told well

None for me

“THE HELP” BY KATHRYN STOCKETT I have been given this book twice by two of my daughters so I think they must have thought it was a book that I would like. Indeed they were right it was just the kind of book that appeals to me. It was set in America and as I studied American Studies at University...

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“A Colourful Read”

published 20/11/2010

Skilful prose, strong characterisations and vividl...

The use of stereotypical "black" language for one ...

There are rare occasions in your life when you come across a book that touches you in a way few others can do. One such book for me was To Kill a Mockingbird, which I had foisted upon me at school when I was sixteen years old. Back then I read all the books I had to in English lessons as more of...

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Excellent

Brilliantly written, gritty and powerful storyline...

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Undeniably, a vast and unflattering portion of American history is made up of centuries of struggle for African Americans fighting for equality. Living in today's "civilised world" with so many laws to prevent inequality it is really hard to understand the cruel injustices these African Americans...

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Excellent

“Segregation exposure!”

published 24/10/2012

Writing style, characters and depth, stays true to...

Nothing, although you need to give it the patience...

I find it easy to motor through most books, but every now and then I like to read something with more depth and intensity. Following World Book Day and the release of the supposed 100 best books ever written, I have decided to try and make my way through the list, as I am doing with Empire's top...

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Excellent

“They Had A Dream”

published 27/06/2010

Beautifully written, excellent story, atmospheric

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"All my life I'd been told what to believe about politics, coloureds, being a girl. But with Constantine's thumb pressed in my hand, I realised I actually had a choice in what I could believe." I remember buying this in Waterstones about six months ago after reading the back and being intrigued...

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Excellent

Excellent

Maybe hard going for some at the beginning

The Help Katherine Stockett Set in the deep south of America in the 1960’s The Help is an interesting observation of American social history. Powerfully written mainly from the perspective of white young woman Skeeter, it is the character and tenacity of the two black maids featured that steal...

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Excellent

Plot, characters, a different book than I would us...

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I kept seeing this advertised but I didn’t ever look into reading it because it didn’t look like it would appeal to me and I hadn’t heard from family or friends that it was a must read. However, when I heard they were making it into a film I decided it must be worth looking into so after reading...

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Excellent

Fantastic characters, very well written, informati...

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The Help is a story based in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962 and it tells the story of the differences between the lives of Black and white women. In Mississippi in the 60's the whites and blacks were still segregated, they still have seperate stores, seperate buses and even seperate libraries. But...

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Super

engrossing, great characters

english a little difficult to begin with, ending a...

Having read many glowing reviews about The Help I added it to my reading list and when I spotted it in the library I promptly checked it out. Set in Jackson Mississippi in the early 1960's The Help gives a fictional account of the relationship between black maids and the white ladies that they...

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Excellent

“Dare To Dream”

published 09/07/2010

excellent story and characters

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Minny has a smart mouth and so has a tendency to get fired from her jobs as a maid for white families. Aibileen throws her heart into caring for white children and showers her current charge little Mo Mobley with love since her own mother ignores the child. Skeeter grew up feeling like an...

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“A Fabulous Read”

published 10/01/2011

a great read

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett draws you in to the life of Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s where there is a deep segregation between the races and the civil rights movement is gaining momentum and where black maids raise white children but often have to put up with appalling behaviour from...

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Excellent

Unputdownable!!!!!

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"The Help" is a 2009 best selling first novel buy the author Kathryn Stockett. I had never heard of the book before I saw adverts for the film, and although I briefly thought about possibly watching the film I had no interest in reading the book as it did not seem like the usual genre of book...

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Super

“The Help”

published 24/04/2013

Good story, thought provoking

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The Help is one of those books that stays with you for a very long time after you have read it and it makes you think and question people in a way you've never done before. I first read The Help about a year ago when it was suggested as a read for our book club. Ever since school when I read To...

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Excellent

briliant storyline and characterisation

I've finished it

The Help is one of those books that I've been hearing about for ages, everyone seems to have read it but for one reason or another I just hadn't gotten round to it. After hearing so many good things about it I was curious as to whether it would live up to the high expectations. I'm pleased to say...

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Excellent

“Excellent book”

published 24/04/2012

enjoyable, unforgettable

wish it were longer

This book is officially one of my favourite books of all time. I don't know about you guys, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I even brought it with me to a wedding and continued reading it there. You find yourself sympathizing with the characters, hating Hilly, wishing Mrs. Leefolt would think for...

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