After reading so many rave reviews on The Help by Kathryn Stockett, I finally gave in and purchased it in hardcover two weeks ago. Gosh two weeks ago, already? Where does the time go? To be honest, I am not a fan of hardcover books, not to mention they are more expensive, so I usually only purchase a novel in hardcover if it is by an author I absolutely love, such as Emily Giffin, but I just couldn't resist this one! Needless to say, I am very excited to start reading this novel! For those of you who aren't familiar with this particular novel below is a synopsis of the novel courtesy of Barnes & Noble.com.
The Help by Kathryn Sockett
"Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town..."
Are you intrigued? Not to mention I love a story that takes place in the South! I will be sure to share my thoughts with you as soon as I am finished reading. In the meantime, what have been your favorite reads so far this summer?