To Kill a Mockingbird
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.'
Scout's father Atticus is a lawyer, defending a black man charged with a terrible crime. The trial will shake the town of Macomb and the lives of Scout and her family.
This is all my mind can think of... Amazing! Once through the 1st chapter it is soo good!! I'm still thinking, wondering about what's going to happen next. Sad but I love it. The life of Jean Louise (Scout) Finch!
One of the most beautiful book I've read.
Damn, damn, damn. Why did I have to finish it so quickly?
When I owned this book, for the short time that I had it, I used to read it every year. I cannot even begin to describe the profound impact it had on me. Never before had I been aware of the severe racial issues of America back then. Never had I been aware of how deep this hate can be. And never had I read a book with such a simple form of bravery; no young, buff muscled heroes waving swords or guns out to save the world, just an old lawyer and father. I like these stories best, where the father is a hero. You don't need a romance. You don't need an epic battle of blood and gore. It's just words and basic morals. Eye opening, and brilliant.
I have just finished reading this book and I have absoulotely loved it! I loved the storyline, setting and characters. I also loved the mystery, action and the sudden twist that happens towards the end of this book. I recommend this book for everyone high-school age and above. I give this book 5/5.
I love this book! I first read it when I was a high school student in Year 9 and 10 and I just got carried away with the childhood innocence and humour that the book exudes. Underlying this sweet and funny tale about childhood though is a story heartwrenching in its tragedy. The world of innocence and the kindly justice meted out by Atticus as the loving father in this story, is contrasted to the ignorance, violence and shocking prejudice that convicts men of crimes based on the colour of their skin and the cruel parenting that was and is endured by many children in society.
Harper Lee has written one of the most beautiful stories of our times, and managed to reach out to multiple of generations of young people and help them understand and overcome the awful attitudes of valuing someone 'not by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character'.