I finished reading The Help.
It took me forever to find some time to read it, and once I finally did. Egads!!! I read the entire book in two nights. Well, I read about 3/4 of it the first night and the rest the second night. Louis was not allowed on the couch to distract me and TEN was off doing some work boring dinner nonsense whatever. I had the house to myself for TWO nights in a row and it was glorious :)
I really liked the book. Scratch that. Looooooved the book.
I know there are always two sides to every story. As someone who was raised in THE SOUTH, and is white, and was privileged.......I'm probably not the most unbiased person here.
I will say that I know people who treated their "help" the way many ladies did in this book. Both the good and the bad. I will say that the bad angered me, even as a small child. I try not to judge, because I wasn't even alive when this book "took place". If I had been, would I have had the foresight to realize that "the help" were people too? That they deserved respect and consideration? OR...would I have just ordered them around and taken them for granted? I will never be able to answer that question, but I know what I hope I would have done :)
FINAL THOUGHTS: A must read!!!