Week 18: To Kill A mockingbird Review

Hey readers! August was a very dull and unproductive month book wise but its end turned out to be good as I reread one of my favourite novels ever. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It doesn’t matter if you’re a reader or not but if you’re even remotely familiar with books you must’ve heard the name of this novel at least once. Published in 1960, this book continues to be a masterpiece and is one of the most widely read books across the world. People have various different reasons as to why they love this book and my reason is its honesty and purity. Seen from the eyes of a young Jean Louise, this book explores a problem that still exists till this date.

Jean Louise Finch or more commonly known as Scout, is an adamant eight year old. Just like any other child, Scout posses all the infantile features. Her curiosity never dies and she wants to be a part of everything and hates being left out. This book is told by an older Jean Louise who reminisces about her early years that changed her life forever. Scout’s world consists of four major people: Atticus, her father; Jem, her elder brother; Calpurina; her coloured cook and caretaker, and Dill, her slightly older fiance. The book starts off as the three children– Scout, Jem and Dill– set out in an attempt to make Boo Radley, their reclusive neighbour who never sees the light of day, to come out of their house but slowly the book explores a theme that we are familiar with, but we rarely talk about it. Over the course of two years, these children witnessed such events that no child should ever have to watch. Atticus Finch, Scout’s father and a defence attorney, is determined to defend Tom Robinson, coloured man who has been accused of raping a white woman.

Seen from the eyes of innocent children, this book explores racism in the 1950s in South Alabama. My favourite character from this book will have to be Atticus Finch. A good natured hard-working attorney who doesn’t let the problems that he faces at work to interfere with his parenting at home. He epitomises the role of a sincere parent who just wants the best for his children. This book is perfect in every sense. I loved the writing style and prose of the author. There is a certain flow to it. There’s nothing I can tell you about the book without spoiling it for you, so I will stop now. I recommend everyone to read this book and understand the meaning that it has tried to tell us with a very new normal narrative. Behind these simple words lies a deep meaning which should not be ignored.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Happy reading, Sidh.

8 thoughts on “Week 18: To Kill A mockingbird Review”

    1. Thanks a lot! I’m very glad you liked my review. And I agree, To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the best books ever.

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