To Kill a Mockingbird
BY Harper Lee
“The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.” -Goodreads
Starting this novel, I was under the impression I had read it before in high school. After finishing the story, I realized that I hadn’t read it yet, at least not in its entirety. Thus it now holds a place on my reading challenge for “A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t.” Although to be honest, a lot of books could fill that slot, just not many I’d be willing to read again.
Now, as for To Kill a Mockingbird, I was surprised by how much I like it. After I got through part one, the story picked up and so many issues arose. I was close to tears after Tom Robinson’s case, and frightened when Scout and Jem were attacked. The author beautifully conveys emotions through these insightful children. I regret not having read this one sooner.