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To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee | Review

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Lee

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”  


I absolutely loved this book. A true classic, that I cannot believe I waited so long to read. The relationship between Jem and Scout Finch was depicted brilliantly. I really wanted to be their friend, spending a lazy afternoon playing in the sunshine. A true sibling relationship that brings with it turmoil, love, confusion and the inevitable phase of growing up.


The novel plays out through the eyes of Scout, a young yet intelligent protagonist. Her father, Atticus Finch, defends a black man accused of raping a young, white girl. Set in the Great Depression, this novel conveys the attitudes towards black people in absolutely heart wrenching detail.


This story explores inequality and prejudice of varying decrees. The world Harper Lee creates makes you feel like one of the neighbours. Without giving too much away, you will develop love and compassion for the truly misunderstood character within the novel, Boo Radley. A prime example of the effects of prejudice with regards to race, family and colour.


To Kill A Mockingbird has definitely made it onto my Top 10 books of all time, I highly recommend it.