Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

Chronicles of Tania

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great book from the perspective of an adult looking back through her five year old self at her family relationships, the small-minded town she lived in and a court case about a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s America in the deep South. Scout and her brother Jem are brought up by their father Atticus Finch, a lawyer. He teaches Scout to read and write by using his law books and newspapers and she finds herself far too advanced when she starts school which creates challenges for her with her teacher! Scout is a tomboy who loves to use her fists to deal with disagreements and her ever patient father tries to encourage her to be less hot-headed and more aware of others. She turns up in the middle of a mob…

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