To Kill A Mockingbird

This has always been one of those books that I wanted to read but never got around to it but I finally have.  Along with this when I heard that Harper Lee was bringing out a new book I knew I had to read this one first and when one of my friends got me it as a present for my birthday I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. In school this was always one of the two book options to read but my class never read it so it was nice to read it on my own without having to study it because I think it made me enjoy it more then if I had to take notes and analyse each section.

The book follows the story of Scout (the narrator) and her brother Jem who live in the town of Maycomb,Alabama during the 1930’s. They are living through ‘The Great Depression’ and the story follows the antics that the two get up to along with their friend Dill who spends his summers in Maycomb. Their father Atticus Finch is a lawyer and is defending a black man accused of raping a white girl. The story shows a society divided by skin colour and the lengths that some people will go to , to keep this divide alive. We follow the story through Scout’s eyes as she deals with growing up and the society that she lives in.

This book is very easy to read and I really enjoyed it. It touches on some very topical issues but shows them in a simple manner. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone of any age to read and it is a great read.

Let me know if you have read To Kill a Mockingbird and what you thought of it?

Emma

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