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It came in the mail today and I started it while DGD was at the doctors.

I love the southern language it is written in and the way each character has her own chapters.

In chapter one I thought that apparently Skeeter was very close to her maid who raised her and she didn't like the way Hilly thought maids should have outdoor restrooms.

The part about how Abiline's son died brought tears to my eyes.

It makes me sad how Miss Leefolt won't nurture her own baby. I'm so glad the baby has Abiline to love her.

I'm worried about the bitter seed that is growing in Abiline.

I just started Minny's chapter but it looks right now like the lady she is going to work for is going to be a hoot.

Your thoughts????

Andddddddddddd, please tell me if there is a better format than this to discuss the book. Thanks for all your input!!!
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Elaine/ret/IN Chippy,

I love your comments. I'm away from my book, and I read it a few weeks ago.

But the characters so much like real people. Abiline is such a strong heroine. I loved her.

Elaine
Jun 9, 2009
amysaidit I am enthralled with this book. I love Southern literature. I have posted a link of questions for possible discussion...but they may be spoilers this early in the book.

I am impressed at the authenic dialogue of Aibileen and Minny. I feel that the author was able to capture this precisely. Unlike other books, it is not distracting whatsoev...See More
Jun 10, 2009
I'm afraid to read the link due to the possible spoiler. On 6/10/09, amysaidit wrote: > I am enthralled with this book. I love Southern literature. > I have posted a link of questions for possible > discussion...but they may be spoilers this early in the book. > > I am impressed at the authenic dialogue of Aibileen and > Minny. I feel that the author was able to capture this > precis...See More
Jun 10, 2009
cjode skimmed the questions.

I love the book so far. I am about half way through chapt 3 with Minny's story begun. I, too, am impressed with the authentic dialogues.....often it is distracting but this flows easily.

I feel so badly for the Baby Girl....reaching out for her mother who never holds her.

I think Minny would be a...See More
Jun 11, 2009
Susan/SC The book drew me in from the moment I saw the cover! I never buy hardback, I never buy new, so it felt rich holding it in my hands! When I started reading Abilene immediately seemed so real. Part of the blurb on the dust jacket says, "a pitch perfect voice" and that is so true. Despite the fact that a young white woman is writing, it feels like I a...See More
Jun 13, 2009


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