To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
July 11, 1960
Pulitzer Prize

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells of Scout and Jem's childhood in Alabama and how a series of events shook their innocence, shaped their character and taught them about human nature. Lee examines racism and other prejudices through a page turning story told in a wonderful, Southern voice. This is a must read American classic. Seeing another person's veiwpoint, racial issues, courage, the coexistence of good and evil, the importance of education, and the symbolism of innocence! It showed that even if you think you know someone very well, if may turn out that you don't. The bottom-line, the book displayed excellent views, instance of prejudice and racism during that era. It's an astonishing masterpiece for Harper Lee.

Just want to recognize the three characters that showed heroism in the story Atticus, Jem and Boo Radley. Heroism isn’t something that is spontaneously given to people. It is something that only some people can unleash. It requires determination and confidence; something that all these three show in common. I think these three characters showed off what they've got.

I know it's too late for me to give credit to this book, but after hearing good reviews about it, this give me a drive to read the book. Now, I have my own copy and surely will share it to some friends, whom I knew a certified bookworms.

But above all, the book is very inspirational and reading the book make feel me that I'm into it. I'm not just reading the book but a character as well. It is indeed that don't judge a book by its cover, cause I, myself find it boring and I'm not one of those who loved the book. Now, it's one of my favourite book of all time. You really have to understand it to fully appreciate it. It's subtly awesome. The moment I started reading each chapter, I asked myself "did I glued my butt in the chair?". Hope you read it as well, if you did, please do post a comment and let me know your views about the book. Hope you like the book as much as I do.

Lines that STRIKE my Attention

  • "Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting attention with it.
  • "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." 
  • "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." 

Awards for To Kill a Mockingbird

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.

Critical Praise for To Kill a Mockingbird

“All of the tactile brilliance and none of the precocity generally supposed to be standard swamp-warfare issues for Southern writers. . . . Novelist Lee’s prose has an edge that cuts through cant, and she teaches the reader an astonishing number of useful truths about little girls and about Southern life.”—TIME

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