Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read

I absolutely did not like To Kill A Mockingbird. There were some interesting things, but it was mostly a rand, which sounded a lot like someone who does not have any imagination.

Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Title & Author: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Genre: History
Release Date: July 11 1960
Series: Standalone
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co


The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

I gave To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee one out of five hearts. It might me that I am not American, but I do not understand why this is a classic. I did not like it because it felt really weird hearing negro and hitler in the same novel.

I liked Attacus because when he is assigned to defend a negro man from accusations of rape and hitting a white woman, he does it without being against the man just because of his skin-color.

But the novel was eye opening, if these things that were still though back at the time of the second world war. I feel very sad that negroes are still so discriminated back in that time but also that females are still so suppressed! Like that they are not allowed to be in a court jury because of their gender? I am no feminist, but I think that is a ridiculous thing. I am glad I life in the 21st century.

The story was okay. Nothing in the way it was written was wrong. I just felt it was written without any imagination, everything is described in a way that makes it clear as ice and I also did not like the story as a story. If I want a story like this, I will write my own history down and it will probably be one with more imagination and fun.

I found out there is a movie of this novel. But since I nearly hated the novel, I am not going make me sit through a movie. If you really recommend I watch it, please let me know. Because I will see if I can find the time to watch it.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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