The summer is almost over, and I’ve only managed to read one of the books that I put on my list at the beginning of the summer. If you're looking for suggestions for reading, you can still look at my summer reading list. Of course, I read plenty of books that weren’t on the list, but the only one that I read from the list was The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I’d heard good things about the book for about a year before I read it. Since it’s set in Jackson, Mississippi, and Kathryn Stockett is originally from there as well, I knew that I would have to read it eventually.
I wasn’t certain what to expect when I first started reading the novel. It’s a story told through the voices of three different women. Two of them are black women who are working as help in homes of wealthier people, and the other is a white woman who is a part of this upper society.
I think that the best parts of the book are the characters and the different voices that tell the story. I can see why the book has become a bestseller, and I would definitely recommend reading it.
There’s also a movie based on the book coming out on August 10th which I will be interested in watching. I’m hoping this will be a case where the movie is as good as the book. I do know that they filmed the movie in Mississippi, so I will be looking forward to seeing that part.
Enjoy your weekend!