Posted on 12/19/2012
Reviewed by Rose, grade 11
In 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, Aibileen Clark works as a maid (commonly referred to as "the help") for a white woman. Skeeter Phelan, a while college kid coming home, wants to write a book on the opinions of black women raising white women's children. Will any maid talk to Skeeter and risk being caught if the book is published? The Help is realistic novel about crossing racial lines and optimism for the future.