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To Kill a Mockingbird
by Lee, Harper
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1. Many people first read "To Kill A Mockingbird" as students in high school. How is (re-)reading it as an adult different than as a child or teen?

2. Scout idolizes her father, Atticus Finch. What do you think of their relationship?

3. What do Scout, Jem, and Dill think about Boo Radley at the beginning of the book? Is his reputation justified?

4. Which characters in the novel did you find most interesting? Which parts of the book did you find most troubling or thought-provoking?

5. The book is narrated by Scout as an adult looking back on her childhood. Do you think she gave an accurate portrayal of what happened? Or did the adult perspective and the passing years change how she perceived what happened in her childhood?

6. "To Kill A Mockingbird" has been repeatedly challenged in schools and libraries because of its portrayal of the supernatural and witchcraft, a perceived unfavorable representation of African-Americans, references to sex, and other issues. Why do you think this book has generated so much discussion?

7. Have you seen the movie version of "To Kill A Mockingbird?" How is it different from Lee's novel?

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