Moving. There’s a reason why Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel, The Help, is so popular: it’s an uplifting and moving story, packed with well-developed characters, and a plot that will engage most readers. Set in Mississippi in the early 1960s, The Help presents the polarized world of black maids and their employers. I found myself immersed in the lives of this cast of characters, rooting for some and booing others, as I turned pages as fast as I could to see how everything turns out. If there’s one debut novel you read this year, make it The Help.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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