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I thought this book would be boring, because it was assigned for school, but it was surprisingly good. I would recommend this book for high schoolers.
posted Jul 7, 2011 at 11:54AM
A very well written book from a small girl's point of view. You will get lost in your childhood memories while reading the book.Book prologue will tell you that this is about racism etc. but once you start reading you will realise how well that subject has been handled without making the book depressing etc.
posted Jul 28, 2011 at 12:49PM
It was wonderful to see this movie again and really appreciate all that it is. Also included is a documentary made by Gregory Peck’s daughter and others to honor his work. It is delightful to find out about this wonderful "family man".
posted Mar 6, 2012 at 10:08AM
Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Through Scout's eyes and story telling the issues of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up are explored. What I love about this story is how the Lee shows that everyone is human and multi-faceted. Mrs Dubose, a bigot who screams insults at the Finches, is also a courageous woman who kicks her morphine addict and dies “beholden to nothing and nobody”, Miss Caroline Fisher who has compassion for the Jews of Europe but none for blacks of her own community--even Scout herself who can't understand why they shouldn't play games involving Boo Radley. The language of this book may not be appropriate for younger children--but it is a must read for all. 5 out of 5 stars.
posted Aug 24, 2012 at 11:41AM
A girl's coming-of-age story complete with racial tension and a spooky neighbor who never comes out. Yet another great classic I urge everyone to read.
posted Nov 16, 2012 at 3:57PM
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