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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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May 24, 10

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Read from May 05 to 19, 2010

I listened to this as an audiobook and benefitted from 3 fabulous readers giving live to Abilene, Minnie, and Skeeter. For days after I finished the book, I could hear these women's voices in my head. I think Stockett did a great job of capturing the life and times of Mississippi in the 1960s and I loved these characters. Every time it was Minne's turn to talk, I could count on laughing aloud. She and Miss Celia were a comical pairing. I appreciated the fact that the book told the truth without dwelling on the atrocities. My heart can't handle the bad stuff anymore. I know it's there and I prefer to hear about the good things folks are doing to try to change the bad. That's what this book was about, women who tried to make a difference. The Help was light yet meaningful and left me with a feeling of hope rather than despair. I like Minne's thought that things were unfolding just as they were supposed to. I like to think that way.
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