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The Help Readalong: Week Two. Here Be Spoilers

Everyone read their nine chapters? Hurray! Weren't they fun? I enjoyed them. There's a reason these kinds of books are popular, and it's not because they're hard to read.

I have some bullet points of my own, and then since this is supposed to be a readalong, I'd love some kind of discussion to happen. And hopefully some small disagreements. Or big ones, so long as we don't resort to name-calling (unless it's hilarious name-calling):

  • Celia and Minny scenes make me want to do this:

  • WHERE IS CONSTANTINE OMG SUCH A MYSTERY. I am thoroughly intrigued. Ms. Stockett has baited her hook and I am CAUGHT, damnit.
  • "With other people, Hilly hands out lies like the Presbyterians hand out guilt." Hey! Watch it, book!
  • Mae Mobley searching for her tail is the cutest thing ever.
  • Who's constantly pissed at Miss Leefolt? EVERYONE EVER.
  • "After I spent a year dreading it, November eighth finally come." *checks out the date* Well, that was weird.
  • Is Skeeter's romantic subplot going to slowly evolve? Will her ill-fated first date perhaps blossom into something real and lasting? PERHAPS? Everyone knows first dates that don't go well are only hilarious precursors to something Epic and Sweeping, because cool people never like each other at first have you not READ any of the Bronte sisters or Austen I feel like we just covered this.

    So! How do you feel about characters? Have you had Slightly Uncomfortable feelings because Ms. Stockett is an attractive, blonde white woman and it seems weird she wrote this? Do you find yourself resisting liking the book because then you'd have the same opinion as countless suburban moms? LET US EXPLORE THE HUMAN CONDITION, READERS.

    Also, chapters 10-19 for next Tuesday. 

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