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The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

Reviewed by Caitlin
Review posted on 10/5/2012
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What makes an amazing book is a panel of characters with life stories that draw you in and make you feel for and understand them. What makes for an amazing audiobook is one or more narrators who can make you believe the characters are actually talking to you. "The Help" is both - if you enjoy books on tape, definitely consider this one.
Narrated by three southern women in 1962 Mississippi, "The Help" explores the lives of privileged, young, white women and the black women who serve them as maids. It is a compelling story, catching you at the start and bringing you to the finish. The characters are realistic and emotion-triggering, and the book is fairly historically accurate. It astounds me that the world was so segregated even during just the previous generation to mine!
I highly recommend "The Help" to any reader who enjoys following the daily lives of others or who is interested in the South or integration. It is a well-written book that is well worth your time.    

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