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The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Historical Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
“The Help” takes place in the early 1960s and focuses on African American maids working for white families and the unfair treatment they must go through. This book focuses on the perspectives of Minny, Abileen, and Skeeter. Overall, “The Help” is an amazing book.

Review #2
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
This a great book. It tells the story of how despite the different views on race and religion, there does exist some form of moral justice (in an unjust society).

Review #3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
A journalist, Skeeter, starts to write what it is like to be a colored maid in Mississippi, but has to risk everything to get the book published. I like this book because it is inspiring and shows what it means to truly care about something and fight for it.

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
“The Help” is set in the mid-1900s. It tells the story of three women who try to change the relations between the black and white society by writing truthful yet life-endangering stories. I loved this book so much that I read it twice. Normally, I do not like books that switch narrators but this made the book even better. I enjoyed Stockett’s writing style and her characters. 

Review #5
* * * * Stars (Great!)
The novel, “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett is a historical fiction book about maids in the South and the hardships they went through. This was during and before the time of the Civil Rights movement. Overall, I would rate this novel a great 4 stars. This is due to the fact that the author was able to incorporate facts into fiction while being discreet. The storyline did get a bit dull at some points, which is why I would not rate it 5 stars. 

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