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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