Paid: £1. 99
Reason I choose it: I'd always heard good things about it so when the price came down (alot). I decided to get it.
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 to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
This is one of those books where the author has attempted to write the way the person maybe talking so when reading it, it feels like there are spelling mistakes and missed words. To start with its a little weird but I soon got used to it which resulted in me not wanting to put the book down so I completed it within in 2 days. It also really gets you thinking about the racial tension in the U.S in that era... so many questions running around my mind. I would however have loved an epilogue as I got to know the characters so well it would have been nice to have known what happened to them all.