I really enjoyed this book. I loved all of the characters. I feel that if I drove down to Jackson, Mississippi in the 60s, I would be able to pick out Skeeter, Milly, Abilene, Hilly and certainly Miss Celia. The character development is very strong, very much like Stones From A River.
While the book is great, it was not a fast read for me. The subject matter is heavy. The stories shared with Skeeter and experiences in this book are heavy. It was very easy to put down and to want a break from.
There are many stories unreolved at the end of the book. Does Miss Celia ever find a friend? Does Miss Hilly get ousted from her position on the League? Does Skeeter find a fabulous man in New York? I hope that Ms. Stockett revisits Jackson in a few years.