Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Beautiful Ms. Bonnie & The Help

The Beautiful Ms. Bonnie was photographed showing her blissful reaction to this book. She'd hoped for another sunny day when the book itself could be photographed, but time and weather conspired against this.

But she feels very passionate about this book!

She says, "If you're only going to read one book this year, read this one. And then read it twice! It's even worth skipping a frolic in the compost pile and a rabbit chase, it's so good! This book is the first by the author, Kathryn Stockett, and I hope she writes another book soon!

'The Help' traces the lives of 3 women in Mississippi during the summer of 1962. The 22 year old Skeeter has just gotten her degree and wants to write. She is a naive young-un, and stumbles on the idea of writing what it's like to be 'the help' in the South during these years. The other two women who are followed in the book are Aibileen and Minnie, two of the maids who ultimately agree to be interviewed by Skeeter. This author really KNOWS how to write; I mean, really, really KNOWS how to make you fall in love with her characters, to see the world through their eyes, to make you root for the good-guys and wish foul happenings to the bad. . . ."

Bonnie also points out that if you had the horrendous misfortune to have read her previously reviewed book, "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral," you're likely still suffering, and this book could well be the perfect antidote for that poison!



12 comments:

pat said...

I have that book on order at the library. Of course, the list is a country mile long, so who knows when I will get it, but I am really looking forward to it. Now that I have Miss Bonnie's keen endorsement (rating it higher than compost frolics and bunny chases, indeed!) I can hardly wait!!

Diana said...

Ms Bonnie is gorgeous! now if i could actually sit and read a book i would definetly read this one TFS

Lauren Hartman said...

LOL, please tell Bonnie thanks for the book review :)

Suzy said...

lol,, awesome review Bonnie! I'm in need of a good book and I'll have to check this one out. It already sounds interesting to me!

Jeanne said...

Bonnie is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the great review...I'll have to check the library.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reds said...

Love Ms Bonnie's book reviews!!

twinsmom said...

Thanks for the review. And love her pictures.

Stephanie said...

Love her book reviews!!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Bonnie is so cute and I love the endorsement. How is your DD doing these days?

Julie said...

Wow, that was a great review. That's one for my list! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

It sure looks like that book put a spring in Bonnie's step. :-)

Barb said...

Miss Bonnie has my attention. Sounds interesting.