Book Review: The Help

4667024Author:  Kathryn Stockett

Pages: 451

Year of publishing: 2009

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
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Book Review: Dead Poets Society

67238Author: Nancy. H. Kleinbaum

Pages: 176

Year of Publishing: 1989

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating has challenged them to “make your lives extraordinary!” Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society. A secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. Continue reading