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The Help
The Help | Kathryn Stockett
The wildly popular New York Times bestseller and reading group favoriteAibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...
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Roxy26
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I fell in love with the maids and their stories in this book. Reading in dialect made it personal and I felt as if these women were real, not made up characters.

Beneath the despair, there is hope. Hope that not every person is a sheep and that there are brave people like Miss Skeeter, who paved the way for change, despite the consequences.

Touching, heartbreaking and thought provoking.

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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Help 💔💔 2mo
Jensol77 I loved The Help! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 💛 3mo
Eggs Loved this book 💛 3mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Great choice! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💛 3mo
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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚👌🏻 5mo
Eggs Perfection 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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TashaLeigh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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451Degrees
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A spectacular read by Stockett! A book that sparks all the emotions! You hope, pray, and laugh alongside them as they themselves go through their own struggles and triumphs. A book you don‘t want to put down till you get to the end!

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deliasson
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This book was so great! It was funny in places and heartbreaking in others. The ending really pulled on my heart strings.
Not only was it a great book but also a heart wrenching reminder that racism is still a very real issue and I'm sad to say that I see it working in retail and it truly is terrible. Books like this put things into perspective and help inspire change.

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451Degrees
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And for book club number one we are onto The Help after finishing 1984! Can there ever be a more night and day book reading one after the other?😆 I had to make myself stop reading this one tonight to not get ahead of our section because IT IS SO GOOD!! So excited to get more into it!❤️

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kam01
The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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One of my favourite books

Caroline2 Me too. 👍 8mo
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Jody3
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I just completely and absolutely loved this. Lovely characters, nailbiting story and a beautiful message. It was just great. And it dealt with its subject matter with appropriate sympathy and sensitivity. The Help is an emotional rollercoaster with a touching message and a strong undercurrent of hope.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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The best #pie scene ever!! “2 slice Hilly”
#GratefulHarvest

https://youtu.be/XDGDvfD4d60

Leftcoastzen 😁 11mo
kplovesbooks Love this book. ...and the pie. 🥧🤣🤣 11mo
Eggs My choice too 🥧😆🥧 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kplovesbooks yes!!! 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
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Eggs
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There is a #pie in this story, A.K.A the “terrible awful”
#gratefulharvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Leftcoastzen 😄 11mo
Eggs @Leftcoastzen 🥧🤎🥧 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I chose this one too!! 11mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds…💕💕 11mo
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sjdreads
The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Loved this book. Seeing the film never puts me off because I know the book will have so much more. This maybe tops To Kill a Mockingbird for me.

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bibliobliss
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bibliobliss
The Help | Kathryn Stockett

I head down the steps to see if my mail-order copy of The Catcher in the Rye is in the box. I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #bannedbooks #fiction #novels

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Klou Great choice! 1y
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bibliobliss
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Read the tagged book about a decade ago but it's even better on audio!! Plus, Octavia Spencer narrates; can't wait to get to her part! Seen the movie several times and really want to watch it again soon.

#currentlyreading #rereading #fiction #novels #SouthernLife #booktofilm #paperbacks #booksiown #audionerd

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rather_be_reading
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PICK A MILLION TIMES! I dont remember the last time I binged a thick book like this! I had seen the movie of course and loved it but never got around to the book. I really enjoyed that it was written in the maid's vernacular and alternated btw Aibileen, Minny & Skeeter. I could just go on and on about this book!

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rather_be_reading
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Some pre dinner fitness & my book

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rather_be_reading
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Loving this one so much!!

AmyK1 One of my favorites! 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 67

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jlowery999
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Something I heard before that really hit me, is that every person who has ever fought for their own rights needed someone who was not like them to fight for them. For example, the only people who could give women the right to vote were men. This is that kind of story for me. Someone who looked at a situation, felt it was wrong, and did something about it. A beautiful book written out of love to the people in the author's life.

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jlowery999
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"Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else."

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BookishRedhead
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I loved the movie and I really enjoyed the book.
Gives a climpse into the eyes of the help.
Hats off to the ladies

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KimberlyJuracich
The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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I loved it. I laughed. I cried. And I bought the movie.

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JenlovesJT47
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This is my 2nd fave book of all time after GWTW. I haven‘t read it with my eyeballs in almost 10 years so a reread was long overdue. I got swept away in the story again. 450 pages felt like 200. The movie is awesome and I‘ve seen it so many times, but the book is so much better! I‘d highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I cannot say enough good things about it. 5⭐️

#historicalfiction

TorieStorieS This was my in-person book club‘s very first read back in January of 2010! It was great! Led to fun discussion and it was easy to serve food that went along with it, too! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TorieStorieS that‘s awesome! I always wished they would make a cookbook full of Minny‘s recipes. 🤗 2y
TorieStorieS Oh same!! ☺️ 2y
Tamra It really is absorbing! 2y
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SabGinesi
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4/5 - such a great book and honestly, I teared up at the last few pages. I can‘t wait to watch the move adaptation!

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Xubst
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I couldn't stop laughing with this book. I think I serious hurt my ribs actually. But it was so funny in between all the seriousness. I loved the characters and the writing style was very pleasant. It's very admirable to make such a heavy subject a bit lighter, without diminishing the hardships. Very well done.

Artwork by: https://www.deviantart.com/klarem

EdnaC I enjoyed this book a lot. Years ago I saw the movie and it was good. Then I decided to read the book and I was amazed by just how good it was. 2y
Xubst @EdnaC Yes, I love the movie as well, one of the best book-to-film adaptations there is in my opinion. 😊 2y
EdnaC @Xubst I agree. It was really well done. 2y
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MurElly
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Nevermind that when I first heard of this book, I cleaned houses for a living at the time it came out and one of my clients thought I'd love this book since I do what I do. Smh lol. I still ended up going out and buying it and, I couldn't put it down. I read it in 3 days. I would've had it read in only one day of I hadn't had a job, husband and kids. :))

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Babydee2010
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Woke up feeling blah so laundry and reading day for me! Hope I can finish this one up and start A Man Called Ove!

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Eggs
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Book is so much more in depth than movie

#helpful #thankfulthoughts

MilesnMelodies Loved the book, and the movie. 2y
Freespirit I still haven‘t read this! 2y
Eggs @Freespirit it‘s never too late 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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💐No I have not received any book through mail till now 🤦🏻‍♀️😞. Anyhow I am expecting a book in my native language (Kannada) which is suppose to be a signed copy from the author😀.

💐 Yes. Tagged book as a gift from my husband. We have a festival in this weekend and there are many offers for online shopping. So planning to buy some e-books as well 😅

Thanks for the tag @Eggs and prompt @TheSpineView

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mylifeas_marissa
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Met my boyfriend's dad for the first time on Saturday and his stepmom gave me a bunch of books

Crazeedi That's terrific📚 2y
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peaknit
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A coworker just sent this because...yes. 💩 🥧

Eggs 😂😂 “the terrible-awful” 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous 🙌🏻💕 (edited) 2y
Deblovestoread Perfection! 2y
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antivancrowe
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You know when you read a book and your heart just feels for characters? God this book is just so fantastic.

I love that we have 3 different perspectives and it's each written differently in how each character talks.

This book was so good and it's important to look and see why it was written.

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Santie
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When I finish this I‘m going to take a break from my “woke binge”. 🗣I CANNOT READ TRAUMA NO MORE. Then I‘ll go on to Trauma Free Black Lit suggestions. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 https://youtu.be/bCLkjuszdSQ

Santie The book was tedious in the beginning but then it started to get complex. I‘ve come to realize how much I enjoy complexity in a book. It gives it a particular flavor that makes the book hard to forget because you think about the grays long after reading the book. Life is never simple. It‘s not all always black and white. 2y
Santie The paradox of segregation is that, people are social beings. Maybe that is why it took so much brutality to enforce it. And the system is flawed for more reasons other than that it is discriminatory. Like the summary said : “..where black maids raise white children, but aren‘t trusted not to steal the silver...” You trust someone to do your groceries and cook your food but you never once think she might make you a special pie? 🤔 (edited) 2y
Santie It‘s like Trevor Noah said in Born a Crime, that under Apartheid white people didn‘t establish a transport system to the suburbs but still expected black people to show up at their doors every morning to clean their toilets and mop their floors. 2y
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Nute Excellent review with thoughtful insights....bringing to light yet another disturbing aspect of segregation and racism...keeping us thinking about the complex gray areas of life! 2y
Santie @Nute The biggest lesson this year for me has been that life isn‘t so black and white! I think it‘s wonderful how Kathryn Stockett chose to zoom in on this particular aspect of defeatism and racism. People experienced segregation/apartheid in so many different ways. 2y
Nute Truth! 2y
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BookBelle84
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I had a helper redoing my bookshelves. So exhausting climbing and sniffing all the books! #catsoflitsy #rambo

charl08 Ooh, such a lovely picture... 2y
Soubhiville It was so nice of you to leave him/her an empty napping place on top. What a beauty. ❤️ 2y
rachelk What a cutie! 😻 2y
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HonoraryGilmoreGirl
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I absolutely adored this book. It helped me really understand how evil and mean people can be to other people for no other reason than the color of there skin.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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This is a story that will change your life and stay with you long after you finished the last chapter and closed the book.
The story is filled with shocking truths, moments of joy and humour, and ultimately an overpowering feeling of sadness and relief.
A brilliant book, and surely one I will read again.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I also enjoyed that story, when I read it last year, after a friend put it in my hands as a must read ❣️ 2y
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira I absolutely loved this book. I watched the movie (again) after I finished the book, but of course the book was so much better. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Yoricke_SouthAfrica I haven‘t seen the movie. Thanks for reminding me, I will put it on my list 🎥 2y
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira Oh, the movie is an absolute must watch. It's been one of my all-time favourite movies for a very long time. Now the book is as well 😊 2y
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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90 pages in and I'm absolutely hooked.

LatrelWhite ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😊 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, "Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?” ???

#AboutHumanRights
#BiblioMAYnia

If you haven‘t read this one you should!!

OriginalCyn620 Pretty flower! 2y
Sharpeipup What a great quote! 2y
Helen19 I read this a while ago but might have to revisit. Or watch the film to refresh my memory! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Helen19 I wish I had a pie to sit beside the book!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Kaila-ann I love this one!! I thought the movie was pretty good too. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaila-ann me too!! 💛 2y
kroberts Love this book... 2y
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Blueberry
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1. The Help
2. Carl Hiaasen
3. Catherine Ryan Hyde
4. Huey Lewis and the News
5. Hallelujah

#LetterH #ManicMonday @JoScho

Texreader I love Hallelujah! 2y
Megabooks Love Huey! 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💚😊 2y
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Kappadeemom
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😂😂

CBee Omg this is PERFECTION 😂😂😂 2y
TheBookHippie Yaaaaaaas 2y
Chrissyreadit 🤪😂😂😂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Hborges77
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Great real life historical fiction.

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marleed Perfect! 2y
AnneCecilie 🤣🤣🤣 2y
BridgetteM So true! 🤣 2y
Tamra Bah!!! 2y
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HannaPolkadots
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@Sace tagged me for #ispy, with either gorgeous dresses, flowers or crowns. In my somewhat limited library (am waiting out the lockdown at my parents) I found some great dresses, one of them even has flowers!😁 Thanks for the tag, @sace.
I tag whoever wants to play who haven't done so yet, and I would (of course) love to see some polkadots!🤩

Sace Love it! Turns out I sort of changed the rules. I was supposed to just pick a color. Sorry about that. Thanks for playing! 2y
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