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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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This book is one of the best books I've ever read. It has so many layers. It is an excellent coming of age book that deals with the issues of racism, injustice, intolerance, and bigotry so eloquently. It also shows the love between a father and his children, and the true meaning of courage. It's a shame that Harper Lee only wrote this one book. But at least she hit the ball out of the park with this one book. Atticus Finch is one of my all time favorite heroes.
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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
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Atticus Finch”
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

Harper Lee
“I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
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
“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Atticus, he was real nice."

"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


Reading Progress

Finished Reading
November 15, 2008 – Shelved
November 15, 2008 – Shelved as: angsty-read
November 15, 2008 – Shelved as: classic
November 15, 2008 – Shelved as: hero-to-die-for
November 15, 2008 – Shelved as: young-adult
November 15, 2008 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
November 21, 2009 – Shelved as: southern-literature
March 9, 2011 – Shelved as: family
March 9, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
March 9, 2011 – Shelved as: favorite-or-autobuy-author

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Indierokker yes this book is AMAZING! The children in this book have the minds parents wished there children had at such young ages. Indeed Atticus a favorite hero, the qualities of a young gentlemen.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) It was a book I had to finish, even when it wasn't required reading anymore. That says something.


Mary JL Lady Danielle: There was a movie made of "To Kill A Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck doing an outstanding portrayal of Atticus Finch.

I highly recommend it to you and to any fans of this book.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) I know about the movie, although I haven't watched it yet. I plan to when I get a chance. Thanks, Mary.


Carolyn F. This is one of my all time favorite books and movie. Both were great.


Corie Bocian No. Just no.


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Ultimate YA Great review and Happy 54th anniversary to Kill A Mockingbird!!! Check out our review here if you're interested! http://www.ultimateya.com/articles/20...


Hanna I agree. Best book I've read in a while. I can watch the film now :D


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