desi_young, November 4, 2008 (view all comments by desi_young)
Classic. Read the book or watch the movie or listen on audiobook. I reccomend any version of this timeless story. If reading for the first time get the paperback, if like the countless others who love this book, go out and buy this copy with the pretty hardcover.
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neicybee, December 17, 2007 (view all comments by neicybee)
Hands down, the best book I have ever read. I did not have to read it in school - our teachers were so imaginative with "Lord of the Flies" (yuk). The language and characters opened my head, they were so alive and real! I did not want it to ever end!!
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We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you last played with Scout, Jem, and Dill, then I urge you to tag along. I read it slowly, as I knew I'd never read it again for the first time. There are no big operatic moments and yet I found myself weeping several times. Its power lies just beneath its deceptively simple sentences. It may be an almost-perfect book.
by Harper Collins,
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel--a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice--but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
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