The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

The Keepers, The maids, The Help

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say. I started reading this book because I find segregation and people wanting more interesting. How someone can use someone because of the color of their skin is just very odd to me, and gets my attention and keeps me reading. But these maids
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Scooters best friend (Has the made named Abilene)

Scooters friend doesn't treat her maid Abilene very well, you will find out what the maid does to her later in the book and it worth the read.
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Scooter

She is the very curious and intelligent girl in the book, she is wondering what the life of a maid is in this town, she finds out.
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All the help Scooter got to talk about their experiences as maids

The maids were afraid to come out and talk about it at first, afraid of being fired, and then Abilene does and doesn't get fired. Which makes these maids want to come out and talk about what has been happening Immediately.

Abilene, the first maid to help with the interviews

Abilene is the start of a "maid revolution". She spoke about what has happened to her and scooter shared that and other maids had heard. Making them very anxious to share their stories.
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Why i decided to read the book

I decided to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett because when it comes to equal rights I
get very interested, civil rights activists catch my attention. I'm not saying Abilene or any of the other maids are large players in the civil rights movement, but they are helping each other in their own little town. They helped each other realize that they are treated as maids in this town is unfair. It is also a funny book, but at the same time adds a dramatic suspense. I recommend this book to anyone, it fits any reader in my opinion.