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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Review


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Series: none
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 28, 1988
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Buy This Book: B&N

Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.

MY THOUGHTS:
     To Kill A Mockingbird is the second most influential book ever written, falling behind the Bible of course, and I think influential is just one of the many words that could be used to describe this book. The variety of emotion I felt while reading this book, feelings from anger to frustration to sadness, made me feel as though I connected with each and every one of the characters. Scout, the narrator of the story, became my little sister as well while I was reading this. Her naive way of viewing things since she is only around ten years old while telling this story makes the novel the way it is. 
     She was brought up by Atticus Finch, a lawyer and very well educated and openminded man. Since both Scout and Jem, her older brother, were brought up this way, they had a different mindset than many of the others that lived in Maycomb, Alabama. As they go through the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout and Jem's eyes begin to open and realize that everything and everyone in life isn't as fair as they once thought.
     The book begins by Scout telling about the summer that Jem broke his left elbow and how she says it was because of Bob Ewell, but Jem swears that it was because of them trying to get Boo to come out. At first, this didn't make any sense to me. As the book concluded, everything connected back and my mind was absolutely blown. Harper Lee is an absolute genius and this book really did effect me in a big way. If you have not read this classic yet, please do yourself a favor and head out and buy it. Always remember, never kill a mockingbird....all they do is sing. 



Comments

  1. This is still and will always be one of my favourite books! And I couldn't agree more with your review. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Patty @Bookish Wanderlove

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