One of the packages under the Christmas tree contained this book. It was on top of my wish list. It is the German translation of "The Help" and I have heard so many people talk about it.
But before I started the book, I saw that the movie came out in Luxembourg last weekend. I decided to see the movie first and then read the book, because my experience is that the book is normally better than the movie.
It is a rather long movie (almost 2 hours 20 mins), but I loved every second of it. It is amazing, awesome, funny, sad, shocking (especially as being a mom to two black children)..... During the last scene (you know, where people normally start putting on their coats), as Aibileen walks away, you could hear a pin drop and nobody moved until the very last moment.