To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (#1)

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Published: 1960

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a feel-good book for me. A read “again and again” book for me.

Set in a small town in Alabama in the 1930’s, the story is told by the precocious “Scout” Finch, the young daughter of lawyer Atticus Finch.

To say that it is the story of racist America in the 1930’s would be an understatement. Yes, Atticus is defending a black man accused of raping a 19 year old white girl, but it is more than just about racism. It is about coming of age for Scout and her brother Jem. It is about “family” and “neighbours”, and having a father who teaches his children right from wrong.

This book is a classic !

 

 

Favorite Quotes* from To Kill A Mockingbird: “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“I never loved reading until I feared I would lose it. One does not love breathing.”

 

* I could add about 80 more “favorite quotes” from this book

ReRead July 2015
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