by Kathryn Stockett
I finished this book a while back. I loved this book. I did find it sad at times at the way that we have treated minorities in the past here in the south. I can not believe that people could actually keep their mouths shut and take what was dished out by others.
I did enjoy the way Skeeter was portrayed and how she had compassion for the black people in the south and in Jackson, MS. It was interesting how she was essentially raised by a black maid and was not told why she was let go. She never got the answers that she was seeking and how she realized that the other whites in the community treated their maids. She then wanted to help the ladies by writing a book that would tell about they were treated and how much they loved the kids that they raised just for them to grow up and treat them like their parents.
I thought that the character Cecilia Foot was a refreshing one. She wanted to fit into the upper society but she was too much of white trash to fit in. She did add comic relief. I do wish that they had included the scene in which they beat up a naked peeping tom up.
In the end, all I can say is that I can not look at a chocolate pie the same again.