Overall, this a splendid book and I very much enjoyed every bit.
To Kill a Mockingbird Review:
Where I live now is nothing like the sleepy, steaming town of Macomb, Alabama. Although, the author sure Harper Lee made me think I was really living there. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, stories are told in the view of an 8-year-old girl named Scout Finch. Scout's Father, Atticus, is an admired lawyer that helps out a black man, trying to win his case in court. This black man, named Tom Robinson, is accused of a terrible crime.
The reason I really liked this book was mainly because of Atticus. His wisdom stuck in my brain and life lessons were thrown at me. Atticus always seemed to have the perfect advice for either of his children, Jem and Scout, and even me! He seems so brave to be able to stand up for a black man in front of a town that despises people like Tom. He seemed to not care about what the world thought of him, which is something that's hard to do.
Mystery and adventure swirls into the story when the mention of Boo Radley comes alive. He is the Finches neighbor, but he never leaves the house. Apparently, only a few, lucky people have seen him step outside into the sunlight. Scout, Jem, and their new friend Dill act out skits of what they think Boo is like. The suspense you get from the tricks they play just make you want to read faster.
While the kids fun and games are at hand, Atticus is busy with the trial. I think as the story goes on, you get the vibe that Scout wrote these stories to show what a good, loyal man and father Atticus was. You can tell that he tried to do the right thing for everyone, and for not just himself. He kept his skills and talents to himself until they were needed. For example, when he shoot the rabid dog coming down the street in one shot without his glasses.
If you were to look deeper into the story, and find the heart of it, you'd find the theme. It's not just about living through tough conditions. It's about living in a world of intolerance towards other races. The townsfolk in the story are scared of other people's differences, and treat them like they don't belong. This could happen anywhere in the world that we live in today, making To Kill a Mockingbird even more realistic.
Throughout the court Tom's court trial, Atticus questions with caution. Some of the things that he asks seem to have no meaning, but in the end you'll discover why Atticus asked them in the first place. In the end, Atticus made it quite clear that Tom is innocent. He explains that black men and women are human just like us, and should be treated no different. But, I think everyone new that Tom was going to be convicted one way or another just because of the color of his skin.
The man who accused Tom, Bob Ewell, was enraged at Atticus for standing up for a black man and proving him wrong. He begins to show hatred towards the Finch family by spitting in Atticus's face. Of course, Atticus didn't do anything violent. He just walked away out of the kindness and patience in his heart. Now, Atticus's kids are in in danger of Bob. To find out what will happen to the kids, Boo Radley, and Bob Ewell, you'll have to read the book!
To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book out of all the books i've ever had to read for school. Usually they don't interest me, but this one did. I especially liked that it was from a girl's point of view and all the stuff with Boo Radley. There was a lot of suspense in the book.
Atticus was really cool too, especially how he trusted his kids and you could tell he really cared about people. I thought it was a good way to learn about history and things like that too.
I recommend this book for readers of any age. I think adults would like it too. My mom said there was even a movie.
This wasnt neccessarily a book I'd pick up on my own at the library or bookstore, but I really liked this book for school. Its set in the south in the Great Depression era, and is very controversial. They are many plots, and a lot of them stick out in your mind. This book is ficiton, but deals with many aspects of that time, such as prejudice, racism, and rights.
at first i was like,"well,here we go this is going to be a long book.' But was i wrong! i love this book! Ms.Lee really took you into Maycomb County in 1930s Alabama and into Scout Finch's life. I couldnt put the book down. i loved this book and hope you do to!
The plot,characters,and the writing was the best! I love this book!
To Kill A Mockingbird, a classic tale by Harper Lee, is one of the best books I've ever read. It is the remarkable story of three kids, brother and sister Jem and Scout, and their neighborhood friend, Dill. The trio lives in Maycomb, a tired, small old town in Southern Georgia during the 1930's. Racism is a main theme, along with growing up.
During the long summers, the kids love to play outdoors. They are bewildered by Mr. Arthur Radley, also known as Boo, who lives down the street from the children. Boo hasn't been out of his house in several years, because he got in trouble with the law as a teenager. He is now a mystery to the children, and they become obsessed with him. They do everything to try and get him to come out of his house, so they can catch a mere glimpse of him. Once the newness of Boo wears off, the children are struck by something hard-hitting.
Jem and Scout's father, Atticus, is a well-known lawyer for Maycomb County. It has been a long time since Atticus has gotten a case, for the Great Depression is in full swing during this book, and no one has the money to go to court. Then in the middle of a dry summer, he recieves a case where he is to defend a black man. Since racism is key in the South at this time, Atticus knows it will be a tough job.
I thought this book was amazing for various reasons. I loved how there were two plots to the story, but at the very end of the book, the author was able to tie them both together. Another strength of this book was how the author was able to make the story seem like it was from a child's point of view, although Scout is telling the story as an adult. This book has won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, and was an instant bestseller. It was also made into an Academy Award winning film.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, although it has more adult themes and is mostly an adult book with an 8th grade reading level. Like I said before, this is definitely one of the best books I've ever read.
Scout and her brother Jem are just playful kids when their father is assigned to the case of a black man raping a white woman. They had never been affected by one of Atticus' cases before, and are surprised to have this one impact their lives. And, though Scout is growing up enough to realize the labels society places on people of different race and social status--and enough to have her aunt scolding her about her tomboyish behavior, she learns a lot more about life when this case comes about.
This is one great book it is just so moving is just one of the greatest books in the world it is just so great when you read this book you will be so moved that you are going to be in shock and the movie is just as good.
This book is about the Finch Family and their life with the town's rasicm. Also, the book throws in some other minor plotlines.
So, I had to read this book for English. And I have to say, i loved this book! I really enjoyed it because the book was pretty funny. When I read the book, I just wanted to keep on reading until I finished it. It may seem boring to most people, but if you give it the try, i'm pretty sure everyone would love it just like me.