Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby
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The Help Helped Me.

I just finished reading the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett as recorded byNLS
and to put this review in a few words, the book and narration were excellent. I will try, in this review, to discuss the book separate from the narration. I'll put this behind a cut so the spoilers are hidden.

The aspect I most enjoyed about the book is its excellent development of characters. As you read, in most cases, you really feel like you're actually sitting there, talking with and listening to the characters share their stories. I began to identify with each character and hope for the best for them.

Another aspect was the setting. The context of the book was well-developed, and things like the murder of Medgar Evers were not glossed over.

Toward the end, I really felt the tention increase after the book was published. In some cases, I'm happy, in some I'm sad, but mainly I feel sad that I've finished the book. Great job, Ms. Stockett!

The narration was also excellent! Each character had her own voice. That really added to the ambience of the book!
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