To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird book cover
Harper Lee
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 9, 2024

Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and small-town Alabama Scout Finch gives us a glimpse into growing up during the 1930s. Scout lives with her dad and brother and their housekeeper Calpurnia. Scout’s dad is a lawyer who is representing an African American man who is being wrongly charged for rape. Scout also experiences fear in her neighbor because her family lives next to the supposed town crazy Boo Radley. 

To Kill a Mockingbird was beautifully written by Harper Lee, and I really can see why it is used so much in English classes. Atticus Finch was a teacher to us all and really aided in Scout realizing so much regarding treating people equally, etc. I know this book isn’t new, however it is a classic for a reason. I never found it dry and truly was impressed at how this book really captured the human spirit. This story did show how impressionable young people are. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. In the end everything gets tied up well and I would give this book 5/5! Anyone who enjoys a heartwarming coming of age story or a historical fiction novel that showcases tough themes in a relatable manner then this is the book for you. 

Written by
Lyra J.

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