To Kill a Mockingbird Review

G’day mate! Today I am reviewing the classic book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.

‘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 exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to 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 of one man’s struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

I felt extremely privileged to read this book, as I know how much of a classic it is. In all fairness, I didn’t know what all the words meant but overall I understood what was happening. I love this book now, and I can’t believe how unwilling I was to read it in the first place. It was quite a surprise to discover that I like this book, as I tend to only read YA romance books. I just want to talk about this book with everyone because I can’t believe how amazing it is.

I’m trying to fight the urge to say this book is so cute. I think that Boo Radley or ‘Mr. Arthur’ is so cute, and so is the ending. To be honest I find a lot of things cute in this book, even though there’s a lot of horrible stuff in there. I’m glad Scout narrated it because if Atticus did, I don’t think I’d understand any of it. I do feel affectionate towards Atticus though, because he chose to do what was right, even if choosing to be right was the hardest option.

This is a brilliant book and I cannot wait to read the sequel! I apologise for the shortness of the review, but I wrote it a year ago and it included other information that I had to cut out. I would have written a longer review but I can no longer recall my feelings towards the book. Good bye!

Love, Sydney

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