The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a novel that can be eye opener to some. In The Help a young woman, Skeeter, decides that she is tired of what happens in Jackson, Mississippi to the help and to all the black people in her area. To stir things up she decides to write a book called, The Help, to show life from the point of view of the help. In order to do that she first had to find women who were willing to put their lives on the line to tell their stories about those who employ them. Not only did it affect the lives of the black women, but also alienated Skeeter from her friends, and the only man she ever had a relationship with. Writing the book brought out the courage in each of them and gave all of these women a purpose.
I highly recommend reading The Help. This story makes you laugh, cry, smile and feel invested in each one of the characters lives. The story is written so that different chapters are written from the perspective of different people, Skeeter, Minny, and Aibileen. The main controversy that I have heard about this novel is that it is written by a white woman, and some people in the black community don’t always like when someone tries to show how life was for the black community. Sometimes there is a lot of sugar coating and making it seem like the black community was okay with what was happening during that time. Other than that I personally loved the book and would most definitely recommend it to others. Until next time
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