Talking Nerdy- Ebook Review on The Help

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Talking Nerdy

Talking Nerdy - The Help

I just read The Help by Katheryn Stockett at the recommendation of a friend. This has to be one of the best books I’ve read in a long time and because I’m talking nerdy to you today, I’ll give you the synopsis of the book. Then I’ll tell you what I thought. If you’ve already read it, leave your own review in the comments.

Book Synopsis

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.

Talking Nerdy Review

OMG! I was so glad I downloaded this book because I was reading it every where.. I absolutely could not put it down. The writing is excellent. It is funny, witty and gripping. The thing I loved the most was the character development. You felt like you really got to “know” the characters in the book. Side note- I am soooo Minny, well minus the cooking! The women in this book are brave, funny, insightful, and venerable. I loved each of them in a different way!

It really gave you a look into that era of time from a very different perspective. It really makes you realize that the way we perceive people does have an affect on them. It made me really realize that we are all people no matter our “status” in life. We all have the same basic needs, wants and feelings. I’d say I’m better for having read this book.

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