“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

While choosing a book, I found a list of the suggestions that every adult should read during his/her lifetime. Lee Harper’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” was figured in that list and as I had heard about the book, I decided to pick this one. I did not have to disappoint at all. It was easy, yet interesting reading and it took me a bit more than two days to get it through (because you just do not want to put the book down).

The story takes place in 1930s and is told by the eyes of a six- to nine-year old Jean Loiuse Finch. The book is basically divided into two parts:

  1. Learning that every person has its own perspective to life. We value different things: some are social and active in their community, others may want to live alone. The author also points strongly to the difference between living standards/class at that time.
  2. The second part explains racism problems. Jean Loiuse’s father Atticus was a lawyer who defended a black man in a court. He was unfairly accused of raping and though Atticus was able to prove his innocence, the court convicts him guilty.

My purpose here is not to describe the plot in detail, but rather to give a suggestion that this is a book worth reading! Though if you still want to peak more about the plot, then here is Wikipedia entry of it.

Have a pleasant reading experience!

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