To Kill a Mockingbird – Read It and Rate It

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
This is the famous fictional story of Scout Finch, a young girl living in the 1900s. Scout must decide between her own morals and those of society on the issues of race and equality. I love this book very much.  Harper Lee has created lovable characters you won’t forget. Her writing style made reading TKAM even better. I would recommend this book to anyone who hasn’t read it yet. 

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I read this in my English 1H class in 8th grade, and I fell in love with it. Its starts off slow, but it teaches so many lessons like racism, growing up, and feminism back in the 1920s Southern America. I love that it is anti-racism, as Atticus Finch, the narrator’s Father, is one of the only non-racist people. This was my favorite book to read last year and I completely recommend it. Especially if you like Historical fiction, as this book is this type of fiction.

Review #3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
This is a timeless classic set in the 1930s in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is narrated by Scout Finch, a young girl whose father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. As Atticus works to prove Tom’s innocence, Scout and her older brother, Jem, realize the harsh reality of racism and injustices within their town. They find it hard to digest these truths. Along the way, Scout and Jem befriend a young boy named Dill, who visits Maycomb during the summer. The trio become fascinated with their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley. Boo is rumored to have stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors, leading to his reclusiveness. Boo is the subject of many local myths and children’s imaginations, and his story weaves in with the main narrative in surprising ways. What will be the verdict of Tom’s trial? Will he be found innocent or guilty? What will become of Scout and Jem? Read the book to find out!

I read “To Kill a Mockingbird” in my English class, and to say that I simply enjoyed the book is an understatement. Another of my favorite aspects of the book was the morals and lessons that I learned. Atticus Finch emerges as a hero, embodying the virtues of courage and compassion. The relationship between Scout and her brother Jem, and their father adds a heartwarming layer to the novel, making the story both relatable and inspiring. Another aspect is how the story is told through the eyes of Scout Finch. At the beginning of the book she is six years old. By the end she is nine. To see how the harsh topics of prejudice and racism are viewed by a child is truly awe-striking. Scout gives her perspective on the issues that occur in Maycomb. She doesn’t seem to understand these completely when she is six, but by the age of nine, she understands to some extent. The theme of loss of innocence is present in Scout. For these reasons, I give “To Kill a Mockingbird” a five-star review, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a book that will stay with them long after the final page is turned. For older (high school) teens and adults.

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