To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a legendary novel that I was too late to read, as usual. I liked the book so much that I read it until six in the morning, and so my eyes were hurting. I haven’t read a novel that impressed me so much and left me sleepless lately.

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

It is also interesting that this is Harper Lee’s first book. Although I find it normal that it is still one of the bestsellers for years and didn’t lose its power, I can say that all of this is not enough. I think the most significant strength of the book is that all characters from Atticus to Boo Radley come to life as if they were with you. The subject has been heavily covered all those years, but this book is the one that comes to mind. If you, like me, have delayed reading this for years, just read it.

To Kill a Mockingbird is powerful and has the means to change lives. After all, there are thousands of people who want to become lawyers thanks to the excellent character Atticus. And I believe if everyone read this book, racism would not be so severe in the world. Maybe we could all be a little better. In summary, read this as soon as possible. Enjoy!

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

‘Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.’

A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man’s struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee only published two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.

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