Excerpt from The Help

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

Here is one that has been on my reading list for some time, but I didn’t get to it until this month: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The Help has been made into a successful motion picture. I haven’t yet seen it, but the book is always better than the movie and should be read first! The Help is about the black maids in Jackson Mississippi at the time of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movement. It is a light but insightful read, with plenty of emotion and good humour.

“I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”

Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town…


  1. Liked both the book and the movie.

  2. I really had fun watching the movie. I bet there’s so much more to enjoy in the book. Have fun:)

    My TT from Mercury Retrograde

  3. I haven’t read this book yet but it is on my TBR list. Check out my TT: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/teaser-tuesday7412794

  4. Kathy Martin says

    I agree that the book should be read before the movie is seen. I haven’t read this one or seen the movie. One of my TTs is from Forgotten City by Carrie Smith – a soon to be published thriller. Happy reading!

  5. The Purple Princess Gypsy says

    Great teaser! This is one of my favorite books ( I need to go back and read it again) and I really liked the movie too. The book is better as usual though. 🙂

  6. I LOVED this book…and the movie. I might need to get a copy of the book, as I read the ARC many years ago (2009, according to Goodreads).

    Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE SLEEPWALKER”

  7. I agree. LOL
    sherry @ My TT

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