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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel
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Sep 01, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: absolutely everyone!
Read in January, 1965

This book is just so incredible. I remember finishing it at age 14, and asking my Mom to take me to the library. I dramatically told the librarian "I want to read EVERYTHING that Harper Lee ever wrote!" She responded . . . "You already did." That's been over 40 years, and I still remember how devastated I felt. My favorite line from the book was (and I paraphrase):

Harper Lee tells us how, on a dare, Scout is about to run up to Boo Radley's house and touch the porch. She is understandably scared, and Lee explains that she ". . . treaded water at the gate."

I remember reading that line over and over.
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