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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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May 08, 12


Historical fiction has always been my favorite genre. And the civil rights movement was such an important time in the history of our country. Sometimes I forget that it was only two generations ago that this happened. My parents were children, my grandparents were young parents. I remember watching an episode of the Cosby Show a few years ago in which a 3 minute or so clip of one of Martin Luther King Jr.' s speeches was played. Listening to his powerful, loving words was like listening to a prophet. What a truly inspired man he was.

I enjoyed Kathryn Stockett's book for the most part. I thought it was unnecessary to make some of the young white mothers seem so ditzy. And sometimes Skeeter got on my nerves. I really enjoyed the movie though. Skeeter and her mother were much more likable. They both had more of a spine in the movie. And I LOVED the scenes in the movie of the African American community at their church. There are few things more beautiful than a group of African American Christians singing with soul in a gospel choir. Does praise get any better than that? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the only choir that rivals that, in my opinion.

So yes, I recommend the book. And I recommend the movie even more.
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Judy Amazing book! I'm excited to see the movie that just came out too.


Alisa Oh, really? I didn't know there was a movie. I'll have to see it when I'm done with the book.


Judy I think it was released on the 10th (my Kindle kept advertizing it on the screensaver). Jenny finished it awhile ago, and she and I are going to go see it as soon as my gimpy knee lets me. ;-) You're welcome to go with us if you're in town. Btw, don't you just want to torture Hilly from the toes up? She drove me crazy.


Alisa Thanks for the invite! I would totally love to join you, but we flew to Korea the day after Sarah's blessing. We're back in school and busy life here now. So maybe I can join you for a girls night out movie next summer! :)


Judy Dang! I'm sorry that we missed you again. Life is just plain crazy sometimes, huh? You're on for the girls night out movie for next summer! :)


Jenny Porritt Alisa wrote: "Thanks for the invite! I would totally love to join you, but we flew to Korea the day after Sarah's blessing. We're back in school and busy life here now. So maybe I can join you for a girls night..."

Yes, please. :)


Alisa Alright then, it's a plan! Love you both!


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