I don’t think I can really explain how much I loved the characters in this book. Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter will always have a special place in my heart. I loved the writer’s attempt to narrate the story in these three women’s point of view. It also made me think that we don’t usually come across African-American female characters in fictional works unless the story is racism related.
Kathryn Stockett has written one of the best novels against racism in my opinion. She also depicts the life of women in 60s, how stuck they are in conformity and sameness, fascism in every day life so well, we appreciate the modest and risky attempt of these wonderful women against the system even more. The Help gives you an enjoyable reading experience with the intertwined stories of several women as well as depicting a certain era. I loved the writer’s tone changing from humor to sadness from time to time. As a popular book, The Help is one of the rare books that actually deserves its popularity.