Well-written, easy to read book that captures what it was like to live in Jackson, MS during the early-mid 60's, from food to clothes to customs to white/black relations.
This book has perhaps the best line I have read all year: "Bosoms," she announces, "are for bedrooms and breastfeeding. Not for occasions with dignity." (618 Large Print)
There's a touching scene on 515 when Skeeter's Dad tells the local Senator that he is " 'Ashamed of what goes on in Mississippi.' Mother's eyes are big, set on Daddy. I am shocked to hear his opinion...I'm suddenly so proud of my daddy, for many reasons. For a second, I swear, I see it in Mother's eyes too."