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To Kill A Mocking Bird: Notes

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Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 3rd 1981 by Pearson York Notes
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Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was revolutionary, 40 years ago. The book is about large themes such as racism, addiction, death and rape. The reason for it's strong impact is because it is told through the perspective of young Scout Finch. Through her eyes, she witnesses many tings, and her honest questions and juvenile actions grants access to the larger themes of the novel. For me, I saw the book going through her life rater than seeing the themes later on in the book. From the games she played to her relations, ...more
Josef Katchem
To Kill A Mocking Bird was an icon book full of meanings and lessons especially at the time it was written. This novel covers huge issues such as racism, addiction, rape, and even death through the perspective of a young girl. From what what i understand this book is about scout learning life lessons and coming to understand the world.

To Kill A Mocking Bird is about growing up, the main character is named Scout Finch and is six when the book begins and eight at the end of the novel. The book is
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Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is mainly about a young girl,named scout, growing up in Maycomb, Alabama. Her father was a lawyer, has taken a case of Tom Robinson. A man accused of raping Mayella Ewell. The whole story is told from Scouts perspective. Throughout the story Scout learns what it means to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes". She meets many people and discovers that you shouldn't judge others by their appearances.
The movie was really similar to the book. Although the director did leave out a few unnecessary
Alvin Chi
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism."
As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To
Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and
Ashish Gautam
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classic
No doubt this is the one of the best books I have ever read. A beautiful and detailed description of a small town, its people and all the happenings from the innocent view of a small girl makes you praise the writer at every moment. There are various small components in the storyline which show a small beautiful world of their own but are ultimately linked together smartly and this gives a strong point to storyline. The major case in the story is about a white man's struggle against the ill happ ...more
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
"To kill a Mockingbird" is based in a racial, segregated Alabama town of Maycomb that has taken place in 1932-1935. In a white racism,segregated town Atticus decides to defend a man named Tom Robison accused of rapping a woman. But, because of his decision his kids Scout and Jem are impacted because of their father decision.The experience that I have developed by reading this book. It has opened my eyes to know how bad the blacks where treated. As for Atticus, not many whites liked him, because ...more
Debby Nelson
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I saw the movie when I was much younger. Reading the book just proves how much more insight you get from a book than you can ever get in a movie.
While the book was an easy read and I enjoyed it, it was very difficult to read the words used to describe people. Makes you wonder how we would have lived our lives if we had lived in that time.
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
A beautifully written book though some aspects could be incredibly dull and hard to read through. But a great classic either way. I highly recommend you read this book. Teaches you a lot about racism etc.
Sam Hodder
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read the actual book but the search would not find the original. Read this at school and lived it just re read it and it is still an excellent thought provoking read!
Sarah Boehms Taylor
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written. I love the language, vocabulary, and tone. I listened to this book which helped to bring it even more to life for me.
Great read. Life lessons for youth. Race relations discussion should follow this read.
Evan Koenig
Mar 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
As every high schooler in America will tell you, To Kill a Mockingbird is a book which tells of the horrors of racism in the deep south. While it may seem as common knowledge that you shouldn’t kill a man just because he was born with black skin, To Kill a Mockingbird seems to have been a novel which has made many people question this claim. The reason behind this is that modern society no longer believes in common sense unless it was said by someone who was affected by an issues. Thus To Kill ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think that this book is a very insightful reminder of what racism was so we don't repeat history. this book follows the life of scout a young girl who's father, Atticus is any attorney. One day he is set to defend a black man on a highly one sided court case for the suspect and a very dumb accusation by the defendant that had so many holes in her story.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I hate to be lazy, but I had to enter sooo many books at one time, that I didn't have time to review (or remember) all of them. I had been trying to keep track of them in a notebook. I remember this one, however, as it's been read better late than never. I might start to just review some books as a "must read". This is one of them..
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
one of the best books i have read, it brings perspective to everything we take for granted.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
To be honest I don’t even remember reading this book or remember what it was about
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book...It is so deep and meaningful. would HIGHLY recommend for all ages (above 12)
Camila Vivas
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought the book was very good but it was not my type of book that I usually read.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A complete, enjoyable short guide c:
Sadie Cain
Oct 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was so awesome. It was a great story and had a lot of details. Even for young people like me I totally recommend this book 📚
Andrea Gomez
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Ronald Happold III
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a good example of a classic that has aged well. The issues implied and discussed throughout the story are still relevant today.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My all time favourites
Jonalyn Lastimado
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't understand why this is a banned book. this is a great book
Megan E
Aug 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book has a good message at the end but I did not like the rest of the book. You have to be a patient reader to like this book.
Lisa Gombas
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Top 3 books of all time for me.
Alex Dillman
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the story of the motherless Finch Family of Maycomb, Alabama, in 1934-35. The father is an attorney assigned by the local court to represent a black man alleged to have raped a white woman. The novel’s achievement, I think, is to tell this rich story solely through the “lens” of Jean Louise Finch, aka Scout, who is eight years of age through most of the action. As in Henry James’s What Maisie Knew, the diction tells us that the intelligence behind the narration is that of a more mature ...more
Natalia Knowles
Sep 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
To Kill a mocking Bird by Harper lee was by far one one of my favorites. This non-fiction book was puzzling, mysterious and very well matched to the mind of a child way back in the day with a twist of maturity above her years. Scout was very relatable, especially when it came to acting non "lady like". Scout often found herself as a tomboy and enjoyed being one of the boys, as did I when I was her age. As an insult or tease the sibling would often say that one of them is acting like a girl. I re ...more
Blair Cruikshank
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has many emotions, lessons, and meaning behind the story and when this book was written. It represents this time period many well in showing things like racism, rape and many other topics. This book is through the eyes of a girl named Scout, and her father is a lawyer who is working on a rape case of Mayella Ewell. I think when they showed the whole book through Scouts eye, she learned a lot. Not to judge others on how they look, real life issues, and growi ...more
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