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To Kill a Mockingbird (book)

804 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
130 reviews about To Kill a Mockingbird (book)
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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