Wow, I can see why this is a National Bestseller. Everything I read about this book was true. The Help was funny, thrilling, and touching. The Help follows the story of women (white & black) as the civil rights movement begins. I've read some history on that time but nothing like this book. Each time I had a chance to read I hated putting down the book. Stockett did a real good job drawing me in and making want to stay. Great story line, interesting characters make The Help one of the best I've read this year so far.