I wasn't looking forward to reading To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee) at all. I had to read it though, for a test that I am taking to test out of an English class. I reluctantly started the novel, and I ended up loving it!
To Kill a Mockinbird is actually a simple novel about a sleepy Southern town. The narrator, a young girl by the name of Scout, lives with her father and brother. They all get along quite well, both with each other and with everyone else in town. Then Scout's father is asked to defend a black man in court. The man was charged with a crime he did not commit, and the father is determined to free him from any sentence. Because Scout and her family live in the South in the 1930s, many people in the town are still rascist and problems arise.
To Kill a Mockingbird was a wonderful piece of literature that anyone could appreciate.
This tense, atmospheric gem of a story takes place in a southern setting that is so real I feel like I could walk out my front door and see Boo Radley hiding behind his curtains in the house on my corner. I love the sense of adventure, honor, and family love that permeates this story. The deeper issues of prejudice and true justice are always worth looking at, and seeing them through the eyes of a child makes it that much more poignant. A wonderful book that everyone should read.
this book was wonderful!!
for some it may be a bit hard to understand but if you can understand it, it will have a really big affect on the way you see things in life.
Personally i enjoyed it and if you start it and think its boring at least finish the first chapter because after part 2 all of the action comes ad it was a moving book.
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, but remember son it;s a sin to kill a mockingbird"
To Kill a Mockingbird follows Scout through her life as a young girl in a rural Southern city where she encounters racism, friendships, and prejudice.
This book has a very special place in my heart because it addresses important (yet still prevalent) aspects of society without going overboard. There are so many different parts of this book like important themes, adventure, humor, drama, etc. This book is definitely one of my favorite books.
However, this is a very slow read in the beginning, but it gets a lot faster paced at the second half of the book. It took me three months to read the first part in seventh grade!
To Kill A Mockingbird follows the Finch family through the tough age of Racism. Scout and Jems father, Aticus, is a lawyer who has chosen to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. In the small southern town of Macomb it is completly insane to actually defend a black man, no matter what the charges. The trial stirs up alot of trouble and shows the true feelings of alot of the town folk. Scout and Jem are learning to adapt and survive through this hard time, and most importantly learning to grow up.
This novel is a great look into the past and is defently a classic everyone should read.
This was a very good book but the only problem i think people might have with it is that it takes a long time to get into the really cool stuff and even though i didnt mind some people might and that is why i rated it a 4 instead of a 5
I had to read this book for school one year. I really enjoyed it. I love how it is told from the point of view of an innocent little girl who doesn't know anyhting. I am from a small poor town like the one in the book so I can relate to parts of her story. I thought this was a good teaching book that everyone needs to read at least once. I recomeend it for all teachers as an assignment one day.
like i said, this book was preety good, i guess. i read it because, well now that i think of it idk why i read it. i think its because i saw some of the movie or something. so like this book is preety much about these kids growing up in the south and their daddy's a lawyer and hes defending this brother because hes been acused of rape. this book kinda made me mad because a. he was found guilty even tho he didnt do it b. that girls daddy had the nerve to be sitting up in that courtroom yelling at that guy, calling him "boy" and mess, and he was the one who actually messed with that girl c. the brother dies at the end :( if u wanna kno wat im talkin about, u should read the book. you'll probably be required to read it anyway if u havent already been asked to, so jus read it and get it over with :p
I read this book as an assignment for my English class, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I expected it to be the type that has me reading the same page four times just to figure out the basic plot because I can't keep my attention on it for long enough to comprehend one sentence. I was definitely surprised!
To Kill A Mockingbird is a book about a girl, Scout, growing up in the South. It's not just a story about race relations, like so many. First and foremost, it's a story about growing up, and understanding the adult world, trying to understand why people act the way they do, and not always succeeding.
Even if it's never assigned in your English class, pick it up next time you're at the library, and you won't be disappointed!
"To Kill A Mockingbird" is a book about a town called Maycomb, Alabama in the 1920's. Half of the book goes through a few years of the childhoods of brother and sister Jem and Scout. Their father is a lawyer. The conflict of the assumption that a black man raped a white woman begins at the second half. Jem and Scout's father defends the man. You see how people reacted to them when they found out he took the case and how he deals with it. Also in the book is the common "haunted house" most kids believe. A man named "Boo" Radley lives in the house and never comes out. He is assumed to be crazy and violent.
For the most part, I like this book because it reminds me of the way my grandparents talk about their childhood in Alabama. It also showed how people can be cruel when met with certain circumstances and how they deal.