The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett
Finished: February 18th, 2011
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I read  Stockett’s “The Help” in March (it is now the end of May). It has taken me a great deal of time to decide how exactly I’ll word my feelings for this book.

 I didn’t like it. I didn’t hate it. I have mixed feelings.

What’s so curious to me is that the majority of people (who I know) that read this book have nothing but positive feedback to report. Again, I didn’t hate the book; I found a lot of redeeming qualities within the story.

I must say, first and foremost, that I listened to 3/5 of the book on tape (I was told that the dialect/venacular of the characters was much more engaging on tape).

This was definitely the way to pursue this novel – at least in my case. The audio CD brought the characters to life in a way I hadn’t imagined. I felt sympathy, remorse, even bliss for these characters – I was angry.

To be continued… (5/22/11 – 3:26AM)

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