So, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and read The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
The summary of the book is pretty long. I pulled this from the end of it to give y'all an idea of the plot (from Goodreads):
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
I am certain I am the first person to give this book less than 4 stars. I give it 3. I didn't love it. I liked it. Maybe it's because the past few books I've read I have been instantly hooked, or maybe it's just because this isn't my kind of book. It just wasn't a "must-read" for me as it seems to be for everyone else. I did really like the message of the book though and it truly put into perspective how much we take for granted these days.
I will say that I liked the book a lot more than the movie. It took me 3 days to watch the movie. I don't know if it's because I started it immediately after I finished the book or because it was just boring. I know I'm going to take some heat for this but I just did not like it at all. I thought it was lacking so much and the end just seemed to be a collage of events pushed together.
I want y'all to know though that I did like the book - I just didn't think it was "the best book ever."