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Name : Carly R.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
A perfect blend of humor and reality on a very serious topic

The Help was fantastic! Seeing the same situation from three points of view gives you a well-rounded perspective. You will love to love and love to hate the characters. Stockett paints them all as portraits and you know them all well. Choose a favorite, I dare you. As soon as you believe you have one, you'll turn the page and your mind will changed.
You'll laugh, you'll cry. You'll wish there was more.

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Beautiful, Optimistic
One of my new top favs

This is going on my list of \\\"must-reads.\\\" A book about book lovers, a book about love, life, change. I read it in one sitting, couldn\\\'t put it down.

It is so beautifully written. Zevin is a talented conductor on this quickly-paced ride, cleverly and concisely directing your attention only to the important things you need to know. She won\\\'t trouble your head with drawn-out descriptions; you\\\'ll get more perspective later. Be prepared for the quickness though. At first, you may find it uncomfortable, but it\\\'s intentional and benefits the story.

Oh the story, what a lovely story. Sweet and charming without being saccharine, sad without being depressing or too heavy.

There have been comments on other sites from readers who didn\\\'t feel there was enough character development. I don\\\'t think those people paid close enough attention. While Zevin may not give you the characters in the same way as most writers, I felt that I knew them. When I was done, I was sad to leave my friends that I had rooted for and with whom I grieved. If I were to see A.J. Fikry walking down the street, I would know it was him.

I will reread this book for years and rave about it to anyone who will listen.

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