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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Oct 20, 07

bookshelves: literaryfiction
Recommended for: teens/adults
Read in September, 2006

This is my favorite book of all time -- I read it at least once a year. It is a classic coming of age tale set in the south during the depression. This novel explorers the themes of race, class, justice and the pain of growing up.

Told through the eyes of a child (Scout Finch), To Kill a Mockingbird follows the life of Scout, her brother, Jem, their father Atticus and various neighbors/townspeople of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a black man (Tom Robinson) who is accused of raping a white woman.

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Harper Lee
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


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