To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Arthur (or Boo) Radley never comes out of his house. Except at night. Scout, Jem and their friend Dill, find this an endless source of wonder. They poke notes on a stick through the window, climb onto window ledges and throw stones at the door.

Meanwhile, their father, Atticus, forbids them to try and make Boo Radley come out. But Scout and Jem are finding presents in a tree and one night Boo wraps a blanket around a freezing Scout. And when the time comes to defend a black man in court, Atticus puts himself and his family at risk against an opposing lawyer. And now there is only one person who can save his family.

To Kill A Mockingbird is simply the story of life where she lives, told from the perspective of Scout. But it is not only that. On the outer surface it may seem like she is just recounting events, but in my view, it seems as though the whole story is based on that single line ‘To kill a mockingbird’. For there are several mockingbirds in the story – the ones in the sky, and some of the characters.

Although the plot of To Kill A Mockingbird is not complex, to understand the full and true meaning of the book, I recommend this to readers who are eleven and over. Also, there are some innapropriate words used at the court scene. However, apart from this, I voraciously devoured this book in two days, being gripped to the pages.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

One thought on “To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  1. Dov Grunschlag says:

    This book is a cultural landmark in America. Its context is the racial inequality that pervaded the American South some 100 years after the abolition of slavery and permeated all facets of life, including the legal system. If you enjoyed the book, you might also enjoy the movie based on it.

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