The Help is #2 on the New York Times best seller list and the authors first novel! I love it when someone writes a first book that turns into a huge success! So run to your library and put your name on the waiting list for this one!
The Help is about a group of black maids in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era. It basically tells the story of what everyday life is like for them, good things and bad. The maids bravely begin to tell their "stories" to a young white girl who just graduated from college and wants to become a writer. It gets the point across without being too "in your face." Plus it was a fun read. It makes me wonder which character I would have been like had I lived in that time and place!