Thursday, November 13, 2008

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Name: To Kill A Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewer: Karen Pellett
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: Swearing, Drinking, Rape, Racism
Premise (be brief): - Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him. (King County Library)
Opinions: This classic is a must read, but only if you are prepared. Tough subjects are talked about throughout this book, but they are well done. I love that we see this story through the mind of a child in all its purity. If you wish to have your children read this book, or if they are assigned to read it in school, I highly recommend that you read it with them so you can discuss it thoroughly on your terms.

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