I recently read Kathryn Stockett's debut novel, The Help.
It is one of the best books I've read in quite a while.
Man alive, can this woman create amazing, deep, believable characters.
If you are wondering about your characters (are they real enough, different enough, dimensional enough) then this is a must read.
Even if you have characterization down, it's still a fabulous novel.
Set in Jackson Mississippi, 1962, The Help is the journey of three women who come together to tell their story of racial prejudices, family challenges, and personal desires. The book is written in first person from all 3 women (Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter). Each woman has a rotating turn telling her version of the ongoing story. The words are lyrical. The plot is compelling. I swore I was sitting right there in 1962.
So, today's FREE STUFF FRIDAY is a $15 Amazon gift certificate with a strong suggestion to pick this book up. You'll love it, I promise. But, I won't hold you to it -- the winner can do what they will with the certificate.
Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. This give away will run through the weekend until Sunday night when I will draw a name. Check back Monday morning to see who our lucky winner is.
Questions: Have you heard of this book? Read it? Don't you just love Free Stuff Fridays? Do you have any fun plans this weekend?