The Help by Kathryn Stockett
My thoughts: The Help is an incredible book definitively one of my favorite books in my top ten book list! There were a couple times when I laughed out loud while reading this story! It broke my heart how cruel some white people in the South treated the African American people in the early 1960s! If you are a fan of the classic novel To Kill of a Mockingbird then you would enjoy The Help! It is a witty, humorous, and well written book. I loved all the characters in the book especially Skeeter's courage to write a book about African American experiences working as maids for white families in the South, Aibileen's precious relationship with a white child Mae Mobley, and Minny's fearless spunky personality! You would never regret reading this book!
As for The Help movie, I finally bought the DVD in December. Surprisingly, the movie measured up to the book in every way! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film and even my hubby liked it. If I watched it in a movie theater, I would have stood up and applauded once it started rolling the credits! It was one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time! I love the message from it, which we all can appreciate.