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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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really liked it
bookshelves: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge, the-victors, it-came-with-ovaries, 2-5-oitnb-challenge

I had put off reading this book for a long time, it's jsut what I do with overly hyped things. I honestly thing that if it weren't for the reading challenge I wouldn't have picked this one up yet. I am glad I finally did. It was a good book, though I do believe that it does not live up to the hyped it had. I blame Oprah's Book Club fans for that, because I don't think it would have had the following had it not been for Oprah's endorsement. That being said, I think she made a smart choice with this book. But, I digress. The book was a great read filled with emotion and history of the beginning of America's Civil Rights Movement. Stockett built a lot of great characters and back stories for each. She was seamlessly able to alternate the telling of the book between Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny, each with their own distinct language and speech patterns.

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Reading Progress

December 2, 2013 – Shelved
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
January 9, 2015 – Shelved as: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge
February 2, 2015 – Started Reading
February 4, 2015 –
page 100
February 5, 2015 –
page 200
February 5, 2015 –
page 300
February 6, 2015 –
page 375
February 6, 2015 – Finished Reading
February 22, 2015 – Shelved as: the-victors
March 16, 2015 – Shelved as: it-came-with-ovaries
October 17, 2016 – Shelved as: 2-5-oitnb-challenge

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