Personally, I loved it! So well written, I really cared about the characters and what happens to them. The racist attitudes and the segregation of 1960's America were very well portrayed from various points of view. Passed it on to my Mum who also couldn't put it down! If you haven't read it, go and buy it and read it! As it is such a character-based novel, people who have read it, who is your favourite? For me, I love Miss Celia the most. She is a very complex and loveable woman who seems to ignore or is unaware of social customs and norms when interacting with her help, in this case, Minnie. At the start, she seems stupid, niave and lazy but after several dramatic events her character develops into a caring and warm-hearted person and I loved her!