Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Help

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!!!



Bethany said...

I loved this book, too! Great read.

All Things Cherish said...

Glad to hear this was good. A girl next to me on the elliptical was reading it a couple of weeks ago and the title intrigued me. Now I'm sold, I'll be reading this right after I finish MKA's Fixer Upper.