To Kill a Mockingbird is the kind of novel that everyone has heard about, but not everyone has read and so I felt it was time for me to do so. And I absolutely fell in love with it.
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Arrow Books
Published: July 11th 1960
No. of Pages: 309'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition. -(Goodreads)
5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
flying with joy.