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May 27, 2015 Jeanne rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! The author has an ear for dialect and she took the risk of using it abundantly. I liked the characters and their interactions--and loved the humor in some conversations and situations. I think the author succeeded brilliantly. The people I've heard complain about how the race issues were handled are people who haven't read the book.
Mary Timbes
Aug 26, 2012 Mary Timbes rated it did not like it
This book did not move me as it did so many of my Southern contemporaries. I recall the early Civil Rights era vividly, but did not see it as a simple, black-and-white comedy. Being young, female and white and observing the plight of the segregated Negroes, while the "grownups" fought so blindly to preserve the status quo and not do the clearly right thing was painful and confusing. It is not a time I care to revisit. I found the patronizing tone of this novel, and the forced dialect inside the ...more
Jun 24, 2011 Joseph rated it it was amazing
I reluctantly picked up what looked like a chic-flick book, but quickly became swept away in what turns out to be a totally engrossing story set in the Civil Rights era. It's written so well it had me laughing out loud with its clever imagery and sassy one-liners by the book's cast of 3 narrators. All narrators have distinctive voices, dialects even, perfectly represented in the writing. Not only an enjoyable read but an important one.
Apr 27, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
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Ms. Stockett wrote a wonderful book. All the characters in the book seemed so real to me and I can believe so much of what happened in the South in the 60's as I grew up in that era.

This book is set in Mississippi, 1962, where three very different women refuse to be trapped by race or gender. They start a project that will change the lives of many and change their town.

Hopefully, you will read this book and enjoy it as much as I did.
Aug 27, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it
A wonderful book about a very different world than we live in today. You won't be disappointed with this book.
May 06, 2011 Jaclyn rated it liked it
I've heard this is a good book, Nate stayed up til 3am the other night reading it so I assume it is good. Has anyone read it? If so what did you think?

While reading this book I was a little angry, but overall I liked it.
Jim Klus-Salisbury
Jan 15, 2012 Jim Klus-Salisbury rated it really liked it
Graet book - movie sucked, but that's always the way it goes, right?
Aug 10, 2011 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
Jun 14, 2011 Lesley rated it it was amazing
I think this is a book everyone should read. Well written and shows a small piece of history that is too often overlooked.
Aug 29, 2011 Mollie rated it it was amazing
Remarkable. A new classic.
Nov 01, 2011 Stormnangel rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2012 Dewayne marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Nov 14, 2011 Ellen rated it it was ok
Nov 13, 2011 Melanie marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2012 Vicky rated it it was amazing
Mary Dagel
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Sep 21, 2012 Sara W rated it it was amazing
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Aug 02, 2011 emmegail marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Mary Ann
Jul 31, 2011 Mary Ann rated it it was amazing
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Sarah Strohmeyer
Jul 08, 2011 Sarah Strohmeyer rated it it was amazing
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Apr 05, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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