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The Help
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Erin Aubry Kaplan

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By Kathryn Stockett
Amy Einhorn Books

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Jul 03, 2016 Katrina rated it liked it
I truly believe some books enter our lives just because we need them. This is one of those books. I had been thinking about reading it for awhile and just got around to reading it. I needed this book right now. Great read, wonderful touching story.
Emily Dahl
Sep 16, 2011 Emily Dahl rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emily by: Janet Lindsley
Shelves: book-club
I ended up enjoying this book much more than anticipated -- even though I cheated and saw the movie first. It was, as I've heard others describe it, "compulsively readable;" indeed, I couldn't put it down ("is there really going to be the Terrible Awful?" "when will Minnie find out about the babies??"). The thing I enjoyed about the book even more than the movie is the pacing of it. The movie, I think, compacted things into a pretty little digestable pieces. The book, on the other hand, slowed e ...more
The more time passes, the more I dislike this book. I finished it four days ago. If I wait any longer to write the review, I am sure it will drop another star. It was definitely not a terrible *reading experience* - that is to say, it wasn't boring or stupid or really bizarrely constructed or written upside down on every other page or anything. But it was awful on a couple of levels, not the least of which is that I am fairly certain the author did not at ALL learn the lessons she is apparently ...more
Mary Jo
Feb 17, 2011 Mary Jo rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It made me think about a time and a place in American history that I have not explored - the deep south in the early 60s mostly from the perspective of 'the help' - the domestic servants. The writing is decent. The 3 main characters are fairly well developed and different. I got into the book and couldn't put it down.
Aug 21, 2011 Johanna rated it really liked it
Better than I expected, and (of course) better than the movie. Try to read the book before going to the theater!
Loved all of these characters! I couldn't put this book down.
Megan Hoover
Mar 30, 2015 Megan Hoover marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
Feb 20, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 03, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 15, 2012 Alma marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2011 Angie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Mar 29, 2016 Anuka rated it it was amazing
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Jul 23, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2011 Dee rated it it was amazing
May 22, 2011 Crystal marked it as to-read
Shelves: mine-to-read
Nikita T. Mitchell
May 19, 2011 Nikita T. Mitchell marked it as to-read
May 12, 2011 Courd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fiction
Mar 24, 2011 Carrie rated it liked it
May 29, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Jen Petras
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Mar 30, 2012 Janaki rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2010 Kierston marked it as to-read
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