Rarely do you come across a book so unique in its own way of how the book is presented, what information it contains, and how well it can keep your attention. The Help really does master the intrinsic value of itself.
My mother gave me The Help after she read it in a day. Many of my friends had been recommending the read, saying how they just couldn't put it down. I don't know why, but for some reason I resisted. It may be the same reason I have never gotten around to reading Eat Pray Love; you don't want to do it, because everybody is doing it. But one day, I finally gave in...
The book is told from the different point of view of some of the key characters. Some of the chapters are intentionally a little bit more difficult to read because of the different dialect. But it really does make for the right feel for the person telling the story.
I tend to be a person that doesn't like to see a movie after reading the book because the movie never seems to cut it even remotely close to how good the story really is (i.e The Notebook). Books contain so much information to help a creative mind paint its own individual picture, so it is hard to then turn to a movie and see the story from a completely (or rather mostly incomplete, since movies can never contain all of the information that is in the book) different point of view. But, bravo! That is not the case here. The movie is just as fabulous as the read. Kudos on this one, Hollywood.