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: Playing The Enemy

Playing the enemyAuthor: John Carlin

Pages: 291

Year of publishing: 2008

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for twenty-three years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa’s military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation’s first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided by almost fifty years of apartheid. If he couldn’t unite his country in a visceral, emotional way–and fast–it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic Continue reading

Book Review: The Book Thief

The books thiefAuthor: Markus Zusak

Pages: 550

Year of publishing: 2005

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: Once upon a time a village where the nights were long and death told its own history. In the village lived a girl who wanted to read, a man who played the accordion and a Jewish who wrote beautiful tales to escape from the horror of the war. After a While, the girl became a thief who used to steal books and give words. With this words a beatiful and cruel history was written, now, the history is an unforgettable novel. Continue reading