The Help – Read it before you watch it!

The Help is one of those books that you know in years to come you will remember, well I certainly will.  Set in the 1960’s in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, the story explores the relationship between black maids and white families uncovering issues of cruelty, mistrust, love and friendship.  I loved this book and read it within a week. The only negative I found is that the tone is quite ‘airy’ in some parts and didn’t illustrate enough how difficult and hard times really were, focusing quite heavily on stereotypes. Nonetheless, it’s an incredible book and I would definitely reccomend reading The Help before you watch it at the cinema!


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