"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



"...set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams. Assured and layered, full of heart and history, this one has bestseller written all over it."
from Amazon.com

The Help is one of the books that most should read. Like I've said before, the best books are the ones that are told from multiple people's perspectives, which is the most interesting part of this book. All of the characters are so different, but the book would not be what it is if even one of them would have been removed. They all have different personalities that never disappoint and in the end, you will find yourself hoping all of them will get what they want. Being able to see their perspectives on the same situation will open your eyes to how people view certain aspects of a situation and what they value. Seriously, I think everyone should read this. AND they're making a movie about it coming out this year! YAY!

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