To Kill a Mockingbird
THE ORIGINAL TEXT
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.'
Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.
Read the sequel to this book: Go Set a Watchman
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After all these years I finally read this book. First I was impressed with the humour. Next the wisdom of Atticus as a parent and attorney. Then the interaction of the neighbors in the neighborhood ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aarchamb - LibraryThing
I'm not sure when I read this book for the first time, but I think I was about 10 years old. I loved it! This is one of my 'all-time' favorite books. If you haven't read it, YOU MUST DO IT NOW!!! Put it on your goal list - it's a wonderful, wonderful book that will stay with you always. Read full review