To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Stars: *****

This book was read for the 888, Southern Reading Challenge, Classics Challenge 2008, What an Animal! (bird on cover) and herding cats challenges.

This was my first time reading this book. I didn’t study it in school like I know some people did. I’m glad I didn’t though because after studying a book and writing essays on it, I don’t usually end up liking the book too much. I’m glad I just got to read it.

It’s amazingly good but it’s one of those books where I can’t really pinpoint exactly what makes it so good. Another thing that’s odd about it is that most books have one specific event or lesson that they are mostly about. While this book does have one specific event that happens it also has lots of other events and lessons that happen. Even if the trial wasn’t in the book, it would be a superb book.

Although I dislike most books that are labeled under Historical Fiction, books like this that aren’t labeled under Historical Fiction but do take part in the past, intrigue me. I like seeing how differently people talked back then and in that specific part of the world.

I also liked how the youngest child in the book and not the oldest narrates it like it seems to usually be. I really enjoyed this book and if you still haven’t had the time to read it, I implore you to make the time. It’ll be worth it.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.