Monday, May 4, 2009

To Kill a Mockingbird [Lee]

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Fiction
Reason for Reading: book club

Christine's Review: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' follows Scout Finch, her older brother Jem and their father Atticus for a three year period during the great depression. Set in a small, souther town of Maycomb, Alabama, the novel explores friendship, family, class, race and justice.

This book is required reading in most middle/high schools so I was excited to reread it. Reading a book for pleasure vs. reading a book for school (to take a test or write an essay) was an interesting prospect-all I remembered about the book was the main character's name was Scout and there was someone named Boo Radley. After a few chapters into the book, I remembered other plot elements but was still able to enjoy the book. '..Mockingbird' is beautifully written and the story unfolds seamlessly. I fell in love with many of the characters and recommend that everyone reread this book.

Recommend: YES

Book Junkie's Grade: A+

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