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.


  1. do I have to actually read it or can we just talk about it and you can tell me all the amazing points?

  2. I love that you have a mobile version of both your blogs!

  3. I do have to admit, I have been a VERY bad book clubber!! :) I haven't read/finished a book for a bit! Try as I might, I just HAVEN'T been able to read even 1 book!! I need to though, so if any of you have a copy that I can borrow, I'd really appreciate it as I'm pretty sure that I'm banned from the library for severely overdue books!!!

  4. check out this great post from another blog i follow about this same book. neat back story about the author.