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.