Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Help

I am currently reading The Help and I only have less than a hundred pages to go. I am LOVING it! :D It's set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. It's about the rights of black and white people. In the book you read from the perspective of two black maids and one white woman. It's a REALLY good book. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. (If you are a younger kid, I'd get your parents' permission first because it has some heavier topics).

9 comments:

Emily ^-^ said...

Awesome! Once you've finished reading the book you NEED to watch the movie! It's so emotional and captures the book perfectly!

Boquinha said...

Such a great book and such a good movie, too. I love that as you get older, we can share more of these kinds of books together!! :) Love you!

The Magic Violinist said...

I finished reading it around twelve! :D SUCH a good book! :D

Emily Foley said...

I loved that book, but I loved the portions from the white woman's perspective a little less. Maybe because I am a white woman and I wanted more of the perspective of the black women? I don't know. But I did love it. Glad you did too!

jim said...

Kate,
One thing is for sure even the "heavy Stuff" is not too heavy for you.

I was not suprised to see that you still are up all hours of the night reading.

Vivian said...

The Help was one of my favorite books this year, too. Women of courage, for sure. I also loved the movie even though they had to leave some of the depth out to make it a movie rather than a mini series:)
I am also enjoying your movie reviews on your other site, but, unfortuately I can't leave comments there for some reason. Keep up the reading and reviewing. It will only strengthen your own writing.

Zelia said...

Great review. I loved the book and the movie. It was funny in some parts and very sad in some. I agree with Emily. I also loved the narration by the black women more than by the white woman.
Kate you are such a grown up little girl. I love that about you.

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks for the comments! :D
I can't WAIT to see the movie. My mom watched it already with my dad, and it's supposed to be really good. :D

Jimmy said...

That's it--I'm going to give in and read that book. My wife has been telling me I'd like it but I was caught up in a book about the President of Mexico. Now I'm going to read The Help.