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To Kill A Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

(Book - 1999)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
To Kill A Mockingbird
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Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south--and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father--a crusading local lawyer--risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999.
Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 0060935464
9780060935467
Characteristics: 323 p. ;,21 cm.

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Comment by: JCLBeckyC May 17, 2014

This is my favorite book of all time. In the 1930s, while her father defends a black man unjustly accused of raping a white woman in small-town Alabama, young, plucky Scout Finch discovers that the world is unfair, but unlikely heroes help us at unexpected times. Highly recommended.

List - My Ideal Bookshelf by: JCLBeckyC Feb 17, 2014

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl - One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translat... Read More »

List - My Ideal Bookshelf by: JCLCaitlinT Feb 17, 2014

Without a doubt one fo the best books of all time.

Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

Comment by: solismommy Oct 22, 2010

One of my favorite books of all time!


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Feb 19, 2015
  • deepakmithu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful novel......

Feb 12, 2015

Definitely read this book if you haven't already. You won't regret it!

Feb 09, 2015

I love this book, read it! :)

Jan 09, 2015
  • Yellow_Dog_501 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Let's just say, this book is a classic for a very good reason. Harper Lee set a moral standard in Atticus that we should all strive to be like. I enjoy nothing more than to read a book that contains a strong moral character; that sets an example for us to be a better person in our daily lives. This is a definite read for everyone. I promise that you will come out with a renewed sense of thinking once you are done.

Dec 02, 2014
  • KISSfan1969 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. I was engrossed to the point I almost felt as thought I knew these people personally.

Nov 23, 2014
  • Cheri_rishi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Perfection and simplicity.

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Nov 14, 2014
  • SRM rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic book that everyone should read.

Nov 14, 2014

i think it is very nice book for students in 8 and 9 grades. it has many deep meanings. Although there are people who do not like how serious the book is, but i really enjoyed reading it and the vocabulary in the book was also very great

Nov 05, 2014
  • danielestes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's rare to find a novel this perfect. I'd be happy to trade arguments with anyone on the degree of perfection, but there's no doubting the cultural importance and impact of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, whether you're 15 or 50, it's just fun to read.

There are a dozen angles to Lee's masterpiece that each alone could warrant volumes of discussion, as I'm sure many have already done so. The glue that holds it together though, the one bit of genius that originally allowed this easily-distracted teenager way back in his 9th grade English class to connect with a story when little else could, was seeing the fictional world of 1930's small town Alabama through the eyes and speech of Jean Louis "Scout" Finch. My childhood bears little resemblance to the town of Maycomb, but imagining myself as a neighbor of Jem and Scout's is as effortless and natural as eating one of Miss Maudie's cakes. That's the power and simplicity of Lee's writing.

Sep 16, 2014
  • AtomicSpatula rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

SPOILER ALERT! This must be one of the WORST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ! I just couldn't stand how boring it was at the beginning of the story, and by the end, it was a predictable ending, not worth reading. In the beginning, Scout opens up the story by yammering on about a river. Nobody gives a s*** about the river! We don't care if your family or someone else's family or even Justin Timberlake's family lived on a river! What I wanted to know is why anyone gives a hoot about this story! It's absolute garbage! The writer epically fails to hold or even originally perk my interest, which if a novel you write has a hard time doing that, you know immediatly you are in trouble. I seriously think the only reason this became a classic is because people affected by the Great Depression could easily connect to it. No other reason. All themes that the author tried to get across in this novel were good, sure, but she completely failed her mission to deliver them.

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Nov 23, 2014
  • Cheri_rishi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 22, 2014
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Jul 17, 2014
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Jul 11, 2013
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Jun 24, 2013
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Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few dark scenes (including the trial and the conclusion of the book).

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Outright mentions of rape, as well as implications of incest.

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Depictions of murder, killings, and such. Lots of childhood fights in the schoolyard and the like.

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of coarse language, including racial slurs.

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few dark scenes (including the trial and the conclusion of the book).

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Outright mentions of rape, as well as implications of incest.

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Depictions of murder, killings, and such. Lots of childhood fights in the schoolyard and the like.

Jul 21, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of coarse language, including racial slurs.

Jul 17, 2012
  • Rinve rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Tom supposedly raping a women( I kind of forgot the name)

Feb 03, 2011
  • Crheneghan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Jun 19, 2014
  • riddhi_blue_16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

May 03, 2014
  • green_panda_323 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a persons' consequence"

Nov 26, 2013
  • pb100 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep. Good night."

Nov 06, 2013
  • Yarna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'."

Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Jun 24, 2013
  • Yellow_Cat_297 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Mar 13, 2013
  • AmandaVollmershausen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

Oct 13, 2012
  • VDuran17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"....Atticus, he was real nice....' His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. 'Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."

Jul 17, 2012
  • Rinve rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Jun 05, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash.”

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Jun 25, 2014
  • riddhi_blue_16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jem and Scout who live in Maycomb, Alabama with their father Atticus Finch.
Atticus Finch is a lawyer and he is defending Tom Robinson who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Mayella's dad Bob Ewell is a very cruel man who beats up Mayella and blames everything on Tom. Boo Radley in Jem and Scout's neighbor. Everyone thinks Boo killed his own father. One night Jem and Scout were on their way home and were attacked by Bob Ewell and Bob tried to kill Jem and Scout. But Boo Radley saved them by killing Bob Ewell.
Now as Scout dropped Boo Radley home and when she stood on Boo Radley's porch she saw Maycomb through the eyes of Boo Radley. She finally understood why Atticus would always tell her to climb into someones shoes and see the world through their eyes.

Jul 18, 2012
  • kcsnowden8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this story, the life of a young girl is interrupted with the trial and sentencing of a black man who her father has chosen to defend. It paints a vivid portrait of life in the south, justice, and innocence.

Apr 07, 2010

Scout's father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in a small Alabama town during the 1930s.

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