4. The Help

The Help took an altogether different approach to friendships by showing that, sometimes, you outgrow your friends … and sometimes you simply have to cut them off at the root because they turn toxic. It never feels great, but when it's the right choice, you feel lighter, freer, and cleaner afterward. More important than the crumbling friendship between Skeeter and her racist friends, however, is the sisterhood between Aibileen and Minny – it's so much more pronounced in the novel, though.

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