Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help is a captivating read that opens doors into the lives of the women of Mississippi in the early 1960s.  Kathryn Stockett has woven a story that breaks and warms readers’ hearts simultaneously.  Skeeter, the main character, is inspired by the Civil Rights movement and decides that she wants her opinions to be heard.  With the help of some black maids, Skeeter attempts to break down the walls that divide towns across the country.  Through Stockett’s beautiful narration, readers can feel the anger and frustrations for the black community, the joy and love that flows between the maids and the children that they raise, and the desperate need for change.  As a reader, you will fall in love with the characters and find yourself laughing and crying with the women as you cheer them on.  Your eyes may be opened to just how far our country has come over the past few decades- you will not want to put this one down!

~Lauren B., Class of ’12

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March 15, 2012 - Posted by | Book recommendation

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