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Aibileen, a black maid in the 1960s spent her entire life raising white children. She had always done what she was told with no complaints but she grew tired of it. Ablileen meets Skeeter, a young white woman who was ambitious and had her own plans in mind. They work on a project with the help of other black maids in the area which causes contreversy around town, but they all have one common goal and are ready to do what it takes to be heard.
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Best part of story, including ending: I loved this story because it's a story about three smart woman who link up for a common goal, ready to risk all that they have. It's truly inspiring.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was when they mother of Miss Celia ate Minny's feces, thinking it was just choclate pie. That was one of the most humorous parts of the novel, lightens the mood.

Opinion about the main character: What I dislike most about the main character was the fact that she held her tounge for so long and was the complete opposite of her friend. It just wasn't fair how long she had to endure the things she endured.

The review of this Book prepared by Owen Osagiede a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Life of a profession:    -   maid Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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