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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It is easy to see why "To Kill A Mockingbird" has become a classic and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. After editorial reviews and 1535 readers' reviews, it is not necesaary to repeat an in-depth outline of the story for the 1536th time to get the message across - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a one of a kind treasure.

The characters and plot are among the best developed in literary history. Set in the Depression Era, the plot revolves around the alleged rape of a white girl, Mayella Ewell. The story brings with it racial issues, tension, heartbreak and a search for justice. My favourite characters were Boo Radley, the town bogeyman, Tom Robinson, the accused, and of course, the hero in this story, Atticus, a man of honour and dignity who is not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right.