To Kill A Mockingbird: Harper Lee
About this book:
This novel follows the lives of Scout and her brother Jem, two children who live with their father Atticus Finch. Atticus is a lawyer who is defending a black man, who is in a lot of trouble. Atticus being a white man becomes very unpopular in the community where he lives for defending a black man in court.
Scout and Jem are just old enough to understand the idea of sin, however in the small American town in which they live, evil lurks around every corner. In this book we find out how they will have to learn to recognize who is and who is not evil, and what it means to commit sin. During the time Atticus is in court, it’s not just one mocking bird that gets revealed.
This book is a 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner and was adapted for a film of the same name in 1962. Find out what happens to Scout and her brother Jem in their many exciting adventures. Read about what happens to their father Atticus and the man he is defending in court in this outstanding award winning novel.
Why I recommend it:
This is not your typical heart warming story from beginning to end. Which means that it was not the type of book that I would normally read as a teenage girl. However when I was given this book to read in high school, it soon became a firm favorite of mine. Harper Lee is one person who certainly knows how to capture peoples emotions so well. I love reading about all the adventures that Scout and Jem got up to. There is another character that I enjoyed a lot as well, which you’ll come to read about, and that is Boo Radley their next door neighbor. Boo was one of the most interesting characters I have ever read about in any book. I remember being so excited to go to English class just to read the next chapter in this book. This book is suitable for all ages. To Kill A Mockingbird in my opinion is one of those all time classics that never dates. It has also been voted in the top one hundred books to read before you die. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to read this novel.
Star Rating: goodreads.com rates this book 4.32 out of 5.
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