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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Feb 10, 2010

really liked it

I know everyone's giving this book a 5--and I really enjoyed it. I really liked the way Stockett created characters that were so real I thought they were alive. But because I felt that way,I was so anxious that something bad would happen to them that I couldn't really enjoy the book completely. And I was so angry at times about the ways of the world (then--and even now) that I had to put it down. Also, I wanted the ending to be more satisfyingly conclusive. So, I guess I really liked it but I liked it so much that it became real in ways that made me not like it as much. How's that for a contradiction?
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Emily Debbie - I know exactly what you mean. What made it even better for me was listening to the audiobook version. It was narrated by three southern women - their accents just sealed the deal. I was so sucked into their world that sometimes I'd turn off my ipod and hear myself talking in the same cadence and rhythm as these women. I loved it.

Denée Yes, even though I really enjoyed reading the book, I felt like the ending was a let down. I don't need a happy ending--I just want to see some progression.

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