Tuesday, October 2, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird - Book Review

“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.” 

I recently read this book: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. The novel, published in 1960 stands as a classic of modern American literature, and it was one of these books I just had to read.
It is a story about growing up in the 1930's in a Southern small town.  The childhood universe of play, fears, questions and learning and the adult universe of racial prejudice, single parenthood and courage to stand up for what you believe is right. The main characters are  Jean Louise, called Scout and her elder brother Jem, their father Atticus, which is a lawyer,  and their housekeeper Calpurnia. Then there are all the different neighbors, and the little town with has its secrets and its dos and don'ts. 
An important book and a good read!

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