Sunday, February 19, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Spoiler alert*** You've been warned.

I was never forced to read this in school. I should have been, for so many reasons. I finally got around to reading it and I was incredibly surprised by how much I liked it. As with all my recreational reading lately, I've only been at liberty to read bits and pieces at odd moments. But I found myself constantly thinking about this book. I'm not an emotional reader, but when a certain recluse saved a certain pair of children, I wanted cry and I wanted to jump up and down at the same time. Scout's fantasy coming true was absolutely perfect. And I think the image of Boo Radley watching "his children" grow up from a chink in the blinds will stay with me for a long time. I'm not sure how long it's been since I was THIS moved a book.

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Cath Brookes said...

It is one of my favorites. Whenever I reach the points where Scout's innocence saves Tom Robinson from the mob, when the black community stand in respect to Atticus after the trial, and when Scott walks hand in hand with Boo I always tear up. Those parts are achingly beautiful.

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