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Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger.
Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed
This author has a extraordinary talent, not many authors can make me laugh out loud, be on the brink of tears and have me shouting at the pages but Kathryn Stockett has that talent. I absolutely loved this book.
This book have me turning the pages at such a fast pace as I just wanted to find out what was happening next. I became so immersed in this book i was oblivious to what was happening around me.
The narrative technique is faultless and the imagery used throughout is extremely relevant.
Through the splitting of chapters between the three main characters you are able to become immersed in their lives and it truly feels like you are actually there seeing the world through their eyes.
Some people may struggle with the “deep south” drawl in chapter one but I feel this helps to add character to the book. This also help to set the setting for the rest of the book.
This was a rare book that left me wanting more at the end. I was upset when I finished this book as i realized it was over. I recommend anyone who hasn’t read this book, to grab a copy with both hands and clear a weekend!