THE SUNDAY REVIEW: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

5/5

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 8.01.13 PMI know, I know– this book is five years old and everyone’s already read it and seen the movie and NO ONE needs to read a review of it now.

But just in case you are one of the five or ten people who hasn’t read it…omigosh, go buy it right now. It’s absolutely fantastic. The writing is beautiful, the plot is intriguing, but what stands out most of all is the voice. There are three narrators: Minny, Aibileen and Skeeter. Each unique, each lovable, each absolutely captivating. The story moves seamlessly between the three of them, and there is never a point where you think, “I wish I was back in the other character’s head/story”.

I won’t say anymore (because I’ve been awake for about a hundred hours, and I’m not even sure this is making sense), but if you want to fall head-over-heels for three brilliant, inspirational women this Christmas, pick up The Help. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

xo Elizabeth

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