The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award–winning film.
Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town.
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All i can say
This is one of my favorite books and probably always will be. I like to listen to books while at work. Only things I didn’t like was the voice actor for skeeter, every time she drops or raises her voice for when she’s talking for other characters it just makes me cringe.
I’ve always been a fan of books turned into movies. I had never seen the movie because I wanted to read (listen) to the book first. The story was great. It held my attention every step of the way. I just would have liked there to be a more definitive ending as opposed to one that left me wondering what happens next.