The Book Club: The Help

I decided on this book as it was a break from a romance drama novel section I have been stuck in for quite sometime. The Help by Kathryn Stockett was the perfect remedy! It is a overwhelmingly emotional and thrilling tale about black maids in Southern U.S.A and the challenges they faced both at work and at home.


I basically fell in love with the three characters that narrate the story, they all have downfalls yet they pull through and create lives for themselves despite the hardships and situations they face. You cannot necessarily relate to any of the character's situations but you want to know that everything works out the way it should... but that I will not tell you...

Just so you have an idea of the plot here is the blurb:

Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962.
Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver...

There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from college, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman fins the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...

Rating: 8/10

Other comment:

This enticing read that was given to me by my Mother and her book club ironically, keeps your attention and as you flick the pages you realise just how real this is, and that is was set just 50ish years ago in a place where there should be equal rights, not racism ingrained into the culture! There is no way I can review this without giving away the whole plot so can everyone just read this now, so I can discuss it with someone! If you have read it, comment your thoughts below please, I do reply honest!

xoxo Miriam

P.S. Next read is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (because everyone I know has been pestering me to read it!)

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  1. Loved 'The Help'!
    And you'll love 'The Fault in our Stars'. Don't make the mistake of reading it in public (like I did). I bawled my eyes out!

  2. I read The Help last summer, absolutely loved it. I'd seen the film first but thought the book went much more in-depth into the issues - really moving.
    Claire xx

  3. I haven't seen the film! Might check that out! I know, I genuinely cried at points.
    Miriam xx

  4. I wish I read the book, before seeing the film. :( but i love a good book, and i'm even going to read a diff genre too soon. I wish i belongs to a book club, do they drink wine while they chat??

  5. Yeah, I like switching it up a bit. I have found picking a colour then walking into a library or a bookshop and picking up the first book with that colour on the cover and reading it works quite well. More tea and cake, but I am sure some book clubs have wine depends where you are xx

  6. I didn't make that mistake, I cried so much!! xxx