Kathryn Stockett sued.

Family Maid Files Suit Against Author of ‘The Help’ – NYTimes.com.

This is a difficult one. I must admit that from reading it, and especially from reading the author’s note I got the impression that The Help is based quite a bit on Stockett’s life. As for the maid suing I’m not so sure I agree with her view point. I mean Aiblene is the most lovely character, and I am sure that Stockett identified more with Skeeter and maybe the children, I can only see it as a compliment that she would immortalise her family maid in this way. Having said that if she was going to base a character on a real person shouldn’t that person have a say?

Thanks to chrisbookarama for the link.

My review of The Help.


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