If you are looking for the perfect spring read, something uplifting and inspiring, The Help by Kathryn Stockett might just be the book for you. Set in the year 1962, three women team up, despite the risks, to write a book about the lives of black maids and what is is like to work in the white homes of Jackson, Miss.
I fell in love with these unique characters: heedful, compassionate Aibileen, witty, abrupt Minny and incisive Skeeter, a socialite fresh out of college who dreams to be a writer. Different from her “friends,” Skeeter does not care about a husband. She’s focused more on her education and career. Supposedly different, these women break the boundaries that separate them, become friends and dream for a better tomorrow.
Humorous, cozy, and powerful, The Help kept me turning pages until the very end. I laughed, cried and let my coffee get cold unable to put this smart and heartwarming book down.