Friday, July 1, 2011

The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

For all who have read this, you have loved it. I say that with confidence. I am in awe that this was her first book. The depth of the relationships and the struggle so mixed with love and despise was so complex and wonderful in its heartache. Reading this made me love my children more, regret my mistakes, enjoy my neighbors, appreciate other woman, and encourage braveness in all those around me. On a side-note, I do love the Bob Dylan reference...icing on the cake!

In the novel a woman is writing the stories of the lives of the "help", those that raise other peoples children and wash their windows. The stories are sometimes heavy with sadness and at other times hilarious.

You will gain something as you read this. I love the books that follow me into my own life; that speak out from time to time in my day.

Read this.