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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Feb 22, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, historical, book-club
Read in February, 2010

The only reason I picked this up was because it's for my book club. And, umm. I was uncomfortable with the whole thing. I'm all for discussions of race and class, but...having a white woman do historical fiction in which the white woman saves the day just didn't sit right.

Which isn't to say it's a bad book - it was so readable I stayed up far later than I should have been reading it. If you've never thought about these sorts of issues, I suppose it'd be an okay gateway, but if these are topics that you have engaged in before, you'll probably be less excited.

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