Hi! I finished this book about two weeks ago but I didn’t have much time to share the review here. Life has been hectic lately but hopefully I’ll be able to share more information on that during this month. Anyway, I don’t want to get off track here, so let’s begin discussing this book.
The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird was back in 8th grade for a school assignment. However, for some strange reason I don’t recall much from it aside the general themes, so when I picked it up in May, it felt as if it were my first time reading it.
It is a short but powerful book. The protagonist is Jean Louis Finch a.k.a Scout, a 6-year-old girl who lives in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. She recounts her day-to-day experiences, such as playing with her older brother Jem, her first day at school, neighborhood gossip, among other things.
The plot takes an important turn when her father, Atticus Finch, who’s a lawyer, becomes involved in a complicated case where he seeks to convince the jury that his client Tom Robinson, a man of color, is innocent on the accusation of having raped a white woman.
The story is narrated from Scout’s perspective, who has a more innocent and practical way of seeing things. Here we witness how she matures and learns as the story progresses.
The book covers important topics such as racism, discrimination, and gender roles. It is full of valuable life lessons on morality, and how sometimes children can identifier easier the difference between right and wrong.
It’s a classic that we should all read at least once. If you haven’t already read it, I highly suggest you do.