To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Another take on To Kill a Mockingbird…

Simply, this beautifully written classic tells a tale of childhood and morality. The fundamental plot tactfully and truthfully addresses the struggles and prejudices faced by African-American people living in the 1930’s.

At its heart, the book is primarily about the trial of Tom Robinson, though there is much more going on. We are told the story through the unfolding thoughts of Scout who is unwillingly hilarious and often teaches the adults life lessons through her innocence.

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

Whilst the novel covers such profound and serious themes, Scout lifts the story with her unjaded comments and amusing descriptions.

“She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop.”

For much of the story, I was wrapped up in Scout’s imagination and concept of the illustrious Boo Radley. I loved reading about the adventures of Scout, Jem and Dill to expose Boo and draw him out of the house. I spent my time reading To Kill a Mockingbird filled with curiosity and a need to read on.


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