****SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read The Help, and plan to, don't read this, because I'll probably give too much away. ****
So, I finished it.
And I have to say.
Big let down.
The whole book was so good, it had such great build up to this fantastically huge ending that was going to blow your mind...
Then nothing happened.
I mean, a couple things happened,
but nothing really big and important and blow your mind kind of thing.
I was actually really disappointed.
I had such high hopes, because the author really made you love the characters. All of them. You just felt right there in the mix of it. I would get shivers with the "foreshadowing." Which actually, was not foreshadowing at all. It was just a bunch of teases, making you think there is going to be a huge big blow up about this book that they're writing, when in actuality...
I mean, cool, Skeeter decided to be her own person, move to New York, and not marry the guy. BUT...she didn't really do any of that on her own. He broke off the engagement. She had no more prospects in Mississippi. She had no other choice but to leave. So did she really grow? Or was she just running away from the problems?
Seriously, big disappointment. It really felt like the author was putting everything into this story, and writing this huge build up to one great big event, then she got bored, or her deadline was the next morning, and she just...I dunno...finished the book in an hour just to get it done.
Anyway, I'm sorry if I have ruined the book for you, or if you think I'm a total literary idiot and have a completely different view on it, share it with me.
But in my opinion? Not worth the hype it's gotten.