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To Kill a Mockingbird (book)

880 Ratings: 3.7
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960

The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers, and a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic … see full wiki

Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Date Published: July 11, 1960
138 reviews about To Kill a Mockingbird (book)
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
Read it in High school
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
my favorite.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
A classic, but not one of my favorites.
Quick Tip by . May 21, 2010
great book I had to read in high school and would like to read it again
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Greatest work of Southern Literature, ever.
review by . December 28, 2009
Fifty years after its initial publication in 1960, "To Kill a Mockingbird" has proven it deserves its place in anyone's list of the finest American classic literature ever written.      Written a scant three years before Martin Luther King awed the world with his magnificent "I have a dream" speech, Harper Lee also stunned the world with a poignant story centered on the unconscionable treatment accorded to the black man in USA's Deep South.   …
review by . August 24, 2009
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 It seems a little superfluous to review a novel that is the most common book read by high school students in the United States (I read it for the first time when I was in the 9th grade), but since it’s among my top 10 favorite books of all time I can’t resist. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It is Harper Lee’s only published novel, but it has sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into 40 different …
review by . January 31, 2009
I almost feel silly reviewing To Kill a Mockingbird; has anyone not read it?      When Harper Lee was asked about To Kill a Mockingbird in 1964, she denied that it was autobiographical, but said that the author "should write about what she knows truthfully."  This story, told from the point of view of six year-old Scout Finch, has the feel of truth from the first page, and never lets go.     Mockingbird weaves three stories: Atticus, the single …
review by . March 29, 2009
Life in the 1960's was fraught with political tension and social unrest.  When Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, emerged on best seller lists, it offered a gentle voice of reason.  Simultaneously in the book, we are given an unflinching view of a bigoted South--through the eyes of the innocent but already tainted Scout Finch--while her father, Atticus, with great wisdom and compassion, offers a more tolerant and circumspect way to approach life.  Because of his altruism, …
review by . February 11, 2009
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In this unforgettable story, a woman recounts part of her childhood in a small Alabama town during the Depression. Her father, Atticus Finch, was the local lawyer, an upright and wise man, who raised her brother Jem, and herself, Scout. The children's idyllic lives were full of imagination and adventure; their games often concerned their reclusive neighbor "Boo" Radley, and how best to make him to "come out."  But their lives changed forever when Atticus defended a …
review by . March 01, 2007
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was a best selling novel soon after its initial publication, won the Pulitzer Prize, and is considered a classic of American literature. I first read the book as a freshman in high school and fell in love with the story almost immediately. Harper Lee didn't just create a cast of unforgettable full-rounded characters, including Scout, Jem, Atticus, Dill, and Boo Bradley that have become a part of a cultural conscious, but she also wove a memorable tale that exposed the evils …
review by . June 26, 2006
To Kill A Mockingbird is the great American novel. Its characters are solid and believable, moving fluidly through a finely honed tale of love and sorrow. I remember the first time I read "To Kill A Mockingbird". Flying through it in order to get my English paper done, I missed a lot. One summer later I found myself reading it again out of boredom. That boredom didn't last. In the years since I have reread the story three or four times; once even staying up all night. The power of the story lies …
review by . July 14, 2005
This is one of those works I reread ever few years. Each time I read this wonderful novel I am even more impressed than the last time. This work has some of the best character developement I am aware of. It is a absolute delight for no other reason than this. Of course the book gives us a wonderful picture of the South during the 1930s. I actually feel that you can and will appreciate this work more had you lived during that time and in that area. This work was no "required reading" when and where …
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