Written on: 13/08/2012 by twhirlygirl (1 review written)
The story follows the lives of two old black maids, Aibileen and Minny, and young Skeeter Phelan, a white woman who is determined to expose the way black women are treated in the little town of Jackson, Mississippi 1962.
Skeeter Phelan is one of many white women in Jackson, who were raised by black maids and ignored by their mothers, and yet these black women known as “The Help” are treated as the lowest of the low. Skeeter’s own curiosity grows as the black woman, who raised her since birth, is nowhere to be her seen in town, and her mother refuses to answer her questions.
The novel is told through Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter’s eyes, giving the reader an insight into each one of these women’s lives, exposing their own challenges and secrets.
This heartbreaking tale will have you laughing one minute and crying the next, as it is hard not to take these characters to heart. Based on true events, this story is one that will shock, sadden and leave you wanting more.
Who is it for?
This book will suit anyone who wants to read about finding Culture, love and friendship in the most unexpected of places.
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