When I started reading this book I read at least one hundred pages in a morning. I cared about the characters and what happened to each one and why they were important to the story. I loved how Skeeter's and Minny's story ended but I think Aibileen's story needed more closure. I wanted to know more of what she planned on doing and know that she would be ok. After all, the book is about the help. There was so much detail in this book and wonderful, and sometimes not so wonderful, characters to make it seem so real. I loved how the author put some history in the book, including Martin Luther King, and the assassination of Kennedy. It made me realize, even though it is quite obvious that this book is fiction, what it was like for the help to live in the deep south and how quickly the rules began to change in the 60s.
The cover caught my attention and I bought it without reading any reviews. The reviews are very mixed. Some people hate it while others love it. I'm glad I read it because I did enjoy it. However, when I did finish it, I found it somewhat pointless especially near the end. I thought there would be a better plot than what was delievered. The surprise incident near the end had be thinking "so what?" proving that I obviously didn't care 100% for these characters. My favorite character was Frankie.
I love Sophie Kinsella and need to realize that Madeleine Wickham is not the same person. It was ok. I never really cared about the characters and the side stories felt like Wickham just needed to fill space.
I read this for my Holocaust class. I think many people, me included, when they hear about the Holocaust they assume it was only Germans killing the Jews. This book examines the town Jedwabne where Polish people killed their Jewish neighbors. It opened my eyes. It amazed me how the truth was kept hidden for years.
A quick read but a must read! I'm glad I didn't read it in high school because I would not have understood the meaning of the book. Even now I had to look up some characters to see who they represented during the Russian Revolution. Orwell is a genius for writing this book. Even though the book is small, there were many moments that frustrated me. Boxer was my favorite character.
I think Peter Pan is one of those books where anyone can relate to. I was raised on the Disney version of Peter Pan and was surprised by some of the differences that existed between the book and the movie. The book is more darker, having not a happy Peter but rather a almost twisted boy. Good book that has action in every single chapter.