Book Review of To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


I just read this for the first time, and I have to say, it's a phenomenal childrens book. Being an adult while reading a kids book gives you an interesting insight, and To Kill a Mockingbird is filled with lines and concepts that are striking. If you know a child who you think should be a lawyer or already wants to be one, give him/her this book. Lee may embellish the legal system a bit (as much as say, law and order) but she gives a thorough explanation of every tough concept (prejudice of many kinds, revenge, growing up) that comes a long. It is written perfectly for a child and if you're reading it as an adult for the first time, you have to keep that in mind. The writing will seem over-simplistic and the events sometimes drawn out, but you have to understand that children's novels must explain everything as if it's being seen for the first time, and there is almost an art in that itself.

Supberb read, I'm not surprised it's a classic, definitely recommend it to any child aged 8-12 (depending on reading competence), or pick it up yourself for a quick read.