The Help

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by Kathryn Stockett (Goodreads Author)

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Sidney I actually read this amazing book when I was exactly 12 years old, and I believe that it's crucial for children to understand that this actually…moreI actually read this amazing book when I was exactly 12 years old, and I believe that it's crucial for children to understand that this actually happened and it's not pretend. I would absolutely have your daughter read this, the voices are authentic and it perfectly sums up events that occurred during this time period. (less)
Rebecca The author wrote the dialogue of the book in the dialect of whoever was speaking. So it is written in a way that if said out loud would most likely…moreThe author wrote the dialogue of the book in the dialect of whoever was speaking. So it is written in a way that if said out loud would most likely sound like how they were actually speaking ( a la Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. )(less)
Jammie I have watched the movie many times and I just finished the book. They are both very good! The book is the same as the movie in some ways and also…moreI have watched the movie many times and I just finished the book. They are both very good! The book is the same as the movie in some ways and also different. I highly recommend them both though. (less)
Amiee No. I saw the movie first. The book is much more in depth and the movie is a good tie-in. Some movie adaptations I don't like because they stray too…moreNo. I saw the movie first. The book is much more in depth and the movie is a good tie-in. Some movie adaptations I don't like because they stray too much from the book. The movie adaptation of this book does change a few things just for timing's sake but for the most part is very faithful. Whichever medium you start one, you won't be disappointed by the other.(less)

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