- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; Media tie-in edition (13 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141039280
- ISBN-13: 978-0141039282
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 69 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.
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Though the things have changed so much, a sneakpeak into the traditions, customs and culture of the bygone era in the United States of America is actually a food for thought.
The novel mainly based on three main characters Aibileen, Skeeter and Minny. Two of them were black maids and one was white writer. In the year 1962 at Jackson, Mississippi nobody can imagine a friendship would flourish between these three women. That was the times when black maids can only do work in the households of white. They are not allowed to sit with them on the same table and share tea. At that difficult time this friendship blossomed between these three women and changed their course of life.
Aibileen was a black maid who raised seventeen white children and who genuinely cared for all these kids in spite of how their family treated her. Her lines which she taught Mae Mobely ‘YOU is smart, YOU is kind and YOU is important’ touched my heart too. This shows how much she loved Mae Mobely. I love all the talks between her and Mae Mobely. With these talks Author shows how beautiful human being she was.
Minny was a black maid who fired nineteen times from her job because of her inability to keep her anger inside. But later in the novel she used her flaw to help her friends.
Skeeter was an aspiring white writer who wanted to write on the subject which was close to her heart. She was raised by a black maid Constantine who was more like a friend and confidante to her. Her disappearance caused Skeeter to thought more about the condition of black maids in Jackson, Mississippi. She wrote about the experiences of black maids in Jackson anonymously with the help of Aibileen and Minny. Their friendship started a revolutionary journey in Jackson. During this journey she went against her friends and did what she felt was right.
This book is a tale of heart-warming bonding between different females. The lines written by author “We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought” is the true essence of this book. It conveys the clear message that each woman has equal share of struggle and challenges in life irrespective of her status in society. If she wants to change any circumstance of her life, she is well capable of doing so and if all the women standup together for any cause they will definitely start a revolution in their own unique way.
This book is a must read for every women.
While reading this book I cried several time because it was written so beautifully that every word of it evoked a different emotion in me. Be it the heart-touching conversations between Mae Mobley and Aibileen or the thought-provoking discussions between Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny, everything was simply perfect. Author is successful in her efforts of recreating a vanished and unjust world of Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Kudos to her…