The Help #bookreview

Hey there 😊 

 Let me interest you in another book The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is a story set in 1960’s where the racism was deeply rooted in the society. If you are not much familiar with racism, it would amaze you how a flock of people were heavily mistreated and denied a real life, even freedom to think of one, merely based on the skin color. 

Story is written in three perspectives: two from the views of Black housemaids, and one from a White lady. The narrative is particularly interesting in the voices of the two Black ladies. Story talks about the housemaids and their mistresses, happenings of their households. There are ridiculous rules as to what Negros can do and cannot.

 Language is different in the two black and white perspectives. It takes a bit of getting used to. A little suspense is always in the story. 

The white ladies those days didn’t have much to do. Cooking, children and housekeeping were taken care of by housemaids. They only had a Bridge club, a weekly newsletter, some parties and meetings to entertain them. They had a TV ofcourse. But if you were friendless, there was nothing to occupy your time. Felt super thankful for the Era I live in. 

 It is a great book, well written, provides a good understanding of a time period when humanity had lapsed blinded by color. I totally recommend you pick up the book. 

A quote for you to ponder on. “We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.” 

Till next time ✋ ☕ 


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