Book Review of a Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455538965
  • Publisher: Harper (July 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2014
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K0OI42W

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


My Review:

 

When reading and then deciding what exactly to say in my review about a classic is rather difficult. Surely, it has all been said before. I have heard numerous reasons as to why we should all read To Kill a Mockingbird at least once. Simply put it was just a great book! While reading it, I realized that I loved and admired Atticus. He was so wonderful to his children. He was both mother and father to them and took the time to teach through his words and his actions.

Although the book is a wonderful story about a not so wonderful time, it has a beauty to it. A simplicity that shines through, it quietly implores us to do what is right. The strength that Atticus portrays in his career as well as in his home life is evident in this story. He is a man of great character and he wants his children to become people of great character as well. That’s the role a father should play in their children’s lives. It was beautifully shown in this book.

Each character showed the harshness of the times and yet there was an innocence in the telling.

There was Scout who was interested in everything that was going on around her. She watched and she learned from everyone she encountered. Jem who although not as curious as Scout also finds himself watching and learning.

That it is considered a classic is no surprise. That people wanted so much from Harper Lee after this is also no surprise. It is simply an amazing book. A book with a well-intentioned message. To do what is right, no matter what others are doing.


Where to Find, To Kill a Mockingbird:

 
This classic is available in almost every format. There is an audiobook, hardback, paperback, Kindle, Nook, new and used. Click the links below to find it at your favorite retailer.

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