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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is an exceptional, mesmerizing, and classical novel. The story is from the perspective of the little girl, Scout. You’ll meet characters like Atticus, Scout’s father, Jem, Scout’s brother, Dill, Miss Maudie, and so many more. The entire story takes a full circle, until the very end where all your questions are answered. It is an unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town that is on the crisis of conscience. The story has a very nice charm that draws readers in. Despite how easing flowing the narrative is, this book is both extremely and deceptively powerful in its discussion of race, tolerance and human decency. That is a lesson that I think we can never be reminded of too often. When bad people do bad things to good people, the rest of us good people need to sack up and be counted regardless of how scary it might be. Easier said than done, I know. But at least that should be the standard to which we strive.

To Kill A Mockingbird, is a fairly straight-forward coming of age story about life in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression. It has a very slice of lifesaver warmth and simplicity to it that I think resonates with a lot of readers. This is a special story. It is also an absolute joy to read. Read this book. Read it with your children, read it with your spouse, read it by yourself, just make sure you read it. It is a timeless classic and one of those books that is a must.

Grade Level:

- Suggested: 8th-10th

- Advanced: 7th

- Genre: Realistic-fiction

- Key Elements: Racism, trial

- Possible Themes: Stand up for what is right

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Happy Reading!

-The Book Lover-

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