There was so much hype about The Help for so long and in so many places that I thought it couldn't possibly live up to all that was said about it.
But a several women in the book club and a friend (who reads a lot and reads good books) recommended it. So I put my name on the request list at the library.
And I waited.
Earlier this week my turn for the book arrived and I started reading it. The story was good! I found myself carrying the book around with me so I could read it whenever a had a free minute. I even read it in the car (while Steve was driving) - and I rarely read in the car.
Kathryn Stockett has written a very good book - her first novel - and I'm glad I read it. It did live up to all the hype.
(Dana read and reviewed The Help. Her review tells more about the content of the book, and she compares the characters and the story to her own experiences. )