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Subject: The Help
Date Posted: 6/28/2010 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2010
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Patiently waiting for this book on my wish list. What are your opinions please?

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2008
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I really liked it, but I didn't love it.  Everyone I loaned it to loved it, though.  It was very enlightening, reading about how black housekeepers were treated in the 1960s.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 4:09 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
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I thought there were some issues with the ending, but overall it was a good book.  

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2008
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I loved it.  I was kind of skeptical about it because it is not the typical kind of book I would read--but I thought it was great from the very first page. I thought the three main characters were very interesting and likeable.

I would recommend it.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 1:42 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
Posts: 1,976
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Loved it.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 3:14 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2008
Posts: 175
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I hope you get to read it soon,It is so worth the wait. Reminded me of Secret Life of Bees I found myself liking the characters alot.

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 4:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Loved the characters soooo much, I hated for the story to end.  The ending was more pat than I usually like, but still a worthwhile read.  Let us know how you liked it!

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2009
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I loved it!!!  In my top three.

Date Posted: 8/24/2010 10:34 AM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
Posts: 1,207
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I too liked it but didn't love it, but did like it enough to keep my copy.  I guess the hype threw me off, I guess I expected even more.

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Date Posted: 8/30/2010 10:43 AM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
Posts: 1,192
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I really liked the audio version. The Southern accents are authenic, so I think this is better in audio.


Date Posted: 9/20/2010 5:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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I liked this book more than I thought I would. I agree that the ending was a little flat but overall it was a good read. I have never read much on this topic so it was interesting for me to learn a little about that era.

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 8:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2009
Posts: 1,338
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GREAT! I heard there was going to be a movie.

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 10:58 PM ET
Member Since: 12/22/2008
Posts: 533
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I loved it!!   Someday, may want to read it again.