Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Help / Review

Hey guys
Well my summer holiday started on friday after 2pm and while i'm totally happy for these two weeks, i feel like i've been neglecting this little corner of my life. I've been reading (what else i can do?), and i still want to share a few books with you, which i'm thinking of doing it this week, even when it's going to be kind of weird write daily about books, but oh well, why not? right?
Anyway, yesterday i finished to read The Help, have you read it?

"Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.
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.
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 saw the movie before I read the book, and man, i cried a lot with the movie, but the book...well that's another story, a complete torment for my poor heart. You know how sometimes the movies are a little different from the book, but never a movie is better than the book, and of course this is the case. The book is so rich a wonderful. There's a part that they left out of the movie, which i think was totally silly, since for me it was a very special moment, when Aibileen told Skeeter the message of the reverend about how they're grateful and love her, and that she's part of the family.
Both (movie and book) made me wonder thing really changed? because here in my country for example, people don't share the table with the service people, they still eat in the kitchen, we still treat different to those who came from towns or who speak in dialects. And i'm sure it's not only in my country, i'm sure everywhere, people who are from different race, different color, different nationality are treated in a different kind of way.
This book even when it didn't opened my eyes on these subjects, reminded me to be more kind with others, no matter what they do to earn the food of their tables. At the end, we are humans, and the same applies to any living thing in the world, humans, dogs, cats, plants, I have to respect all my surroundings, and what is more important, reminded me that my mother is not going to be forever with me, i have to enjoy more the time that i have with her, instead of argue for silly things. I want to write something that makes her proud of me, just like she wants.

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