Saturday, April 26, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A classic novel set during the Depression, this is the story of the South, told through the eyes of eight-year-old Scout Finch, which brings to the forefront the issues of racism, class divisions, and the fairness of the judicial systems.
The story opens the summer before Scout starts school when Scout, her brother Jem, and Dill Harris, a boy who spends the summers with his aunt in Maycomb, find all sorts of fun during the hot summer days. Their biggest goal—get a look at Boo Radley, the local bogeyman, who is their neighbor. When their father, Atticus Finch, is called upon to defend Tom Robinson, a young black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell, the daughter of a drunk and violent white farmer, the aging children begin to understand the reality of their lives in a small town, including knowing the truth about Boo.
This is one classic you will not want to miss, the novel is definitely one of the best ever written by an America author.