Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee by ranu

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Type of work: Novel

Published: 1960

Publishers: J.B.Lippincott

Pages: 376

The story revolved around the finch family, where they lived, their neighbours and some individuals who lived in the small town.

Main characters were: Scout Finch- the daughter

Attacus Finch- the lawyer and father of Scout, and Jem

Jem Finch : the son

Tom Robinson

Bob Ewell

Boo Radley

Scout Finch is the narrator, her father Mr. Attacus Finch is a lawyer, her brother Jem Finch is older than Scout. Tom Robinson is a poor black guy who worked for some of the main characters. Bob Ewell was a racist, who hated the blacks in the community. Boo Radley  was happy to be at home, he did not have any contact with the members of the community.

The story takes place in Maycomb county, an imaginary district in southern Alabama. The time was 1930s the great years of depression, it was the time when poverty and unemployment was widespread in the United States.

The author felt it is a sin to kill a mockingbird since it’s not harmful. She cleverly implies that the townspeople are responsible for the death of one of the characters in the story.

I enjoyed reading  this book, it brought back memories of the kids I taught in school. They had that typical behaviour which I consider  innocent. It also portrays the fact that children are never afraid to tell the truth.

Although the title of this book did not attract my attention, I was delighted I had finally considered reading it. It is full of humour and wit.

My favourite characters in this book were Scout, the narrator and Attacus the lawyer and father of the two kids.

There were a few sad moments but that is to be expected, no one rich, poor or middle of the pack goes through life without having to deal with sadness.

I will not hesitate to recommend this book to any one. Anyone with some sense of humour would like this book.

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