Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Club Review

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

My Bookclub has been meeting for over a year now, we read a book a month and meet every 4 weeks to discuss (and catch up), last month was my selection and I chose "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

It was a really interesting book based in Mississippi in the 1960's during the civil rights movement. I always loved that part of history at school so it was right up my alley. Skeeter a 20 something white amateur journalist wants to write a book about the treatment and job's black help endured in white households, of course during that time it had to be by secret and the story unfolds with a little bit of love, laughter and lots of heartache, let's just say I'm not going to eat a chocolate pie for quite some time. Stockett's style of writing was unique and I really liked it. 

My bookclub rated this book 8/10
I highly recommend it

Some other recommendations I would make from our club are,
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
"Jasper Jones" by Craig Silvey
"The Bronze Horseman" by Paullina Simons
"The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak

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