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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
ISBN: 828
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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newslang avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on
Helpful Score: 14
The first time I read this book, I had to be ten years old. The message still holds true today: the color of one's skin does not proclaim the content of one's character. I knew even as a kid that what was happening was so unjust and cruel. Perhaps that is what makes this book so memorable, that it stays in your head. Overall, To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite books and one I would recommend to anyone of any age group. Harper Lee truly created a classic.
hoopridge avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 251 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Required reading at the high school where I teach, and rightly so. Yes, the story starts slowly and never has the cymbal crashing climax that we expect these days, but it is still there, albeit more quiet and therefore more impactful.

This book is told through the eyes of Scout as an adult, reflecting on what happened when she was 8. Living in a small southern town during the Depression, Scout sees the injustice, prejudices, and triumphs that occur during the trial of a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

More than the trial, though, Scout sees her father, Atticus (one of the literary characters that I have a HUGE crush on!), in a new light as he not only defends the man in court, but also shows Scout his human side. More than a father to Scout, he becomes a hero.

If you only read the first chapter and the last, you may get a picture of the whole book, but you'll miss out on the delicious description of life during the 1930s in Alabama, from Scout's fights on the playground to the wonderful telling of summers in Maycomb.

Read it. You won't regret it.
ScoutDarcy avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
My absolute favorite book. I read it for the first time this year and quite honestly fell in love. Great story with great characters.
GemGirl avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Not much more can be said about this classic than to say it's one every person should read. With a sleepy southern town as its backdrop, this story brings to light the reality of prejudice in our not so distant past. Highly recommended read for both boys and girls.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Very memorable (why do kids not want to read this when they are in school??)story of a trial in a small town and the racism that comes up in its wake. What I liked best is that the message of tolerance exemplified by the main family was subtleand simplistic, and therefore very well done
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reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 26 more book reviews
Why would Harper Lee even want to write another book?
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on
Love this book.
buzzby avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 6062 more book reviews
I read it again after 38 years. It really is a wonderful story.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 9 more book reviews
Although it has been more than 40 years since I last read this, it is still a most excellent story. Every character is sharp and believable,and the tension is carefully done. And fyi, it is the state read for Vermont this year.
mmceachen avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on
It was exactly what I had heard it would be. Wonderful book.
jwigg avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 39 more book reviews
This was the first great novel I ever tackled in middle school... I loved it from the first page and was depressed after coming to the last page... I wanted more! I have a literary crush on Atticus Finch.. but that's another story.. Haha..

Everyone should read this novel!
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 2 more book reviews
I especially rejoyed reading about how the children grew up and how they came to understand what happened to their neighbor. It was good that they were able to see their father defend the black man who had done no harm. it gave them much insite into the black and white relationships of their time.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 24 more book reviews
A touching, heartfelt story that is ageless. Truly a classic!
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 472 more book reviews
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a well written story addressing racism and morality in the Deep South. Harper Lee takes a unique approach by telling the story through the eyes of Scout as she understands her environment. Lee develops the theme of the struggle between morality and the social values of the south before the Civil Rights Movement.
stopstoregirl avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 14 more book reviews
A unique perspective on a part of America's history. The social and racial interactions of one family as told from the perspective of a child. Many important messages are at the heart of this story.
sagesnapdragon avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 4 more book reviews
This book has many good lessons about being kind and the gray areas of morality and ethics. It can be difficult to read because it was originally composed as separate stories for the newspapers, but it is very beautiful. There are a few scenes that just haunt me.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 29 more book reviews
Better the second time you read it.
bananapancakes avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 95 more book reviews
Wow. I can't even count using all my fingers and toes the number of times i have read this one. Truly my favorite book of all times.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 13 more book reviews
Classic.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 7 more book reviews
I never read this book in high school, but it is one of the best.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 246 more book reviews
This copy is solid but a bit old, the cover has some creasing. Good reading copy. If you order I expect a book credit.
Bettyjean avatar reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on
1962 movie tie-in edition with cover photo of Gregory Peck in scene from movie (sitting in Jim's bedroom with Scout on his lap)on cover.
reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird on + 404 more book reviews
Classic, lovely book.

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