Book Review- To Kill a Mocking Bird

This was the last book of the year 2015 and it felt great to have read it. I was told before reading it that you may not like it- since it is based on something that is quite old, which we don’t see anymore. But I personally didn’t feel disconnected ever.

Maybe because we have seen discrimination in so many movies or read about it in different books- that it doesn’t seem to be an alien concept.

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To Kill a Mocking Bird is the story narrated by Jean Louise Finch about her father Attitus Finch and her family, in the midst of a law suit against rape and racial inequality that Atticus is fighting against.

There are no quotable lines in this book. It is narrated by a child and the language is kept simple and lucid.

Multiple reasons why I loved the book and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t yet read.

First, the narration is great. Looking at things from a child’s perspective was different. Their arguments and reasons makes us think too.

Second, The plot deals with serious issues but is dealt with extreme delicacy. It has humour, innocence, wisdom and learning.

Third, I loved the way relations were portrayed. Father-daughter, aunt-niece, neighbours, between friends. everything was carefully and neatly laid out.

Fourth, It shows an ideal parenting technique. The way Atticus deals with Jem or Scout is just amazing. Harpee Lee may not be a lawyer but she has sure sketched a character who thinks, talks and behaves like one. Atticus is extremely level headed and poised and I loved the way his character has been written.

I don’t have any more reasons. Probably, I don’t remember any more. I can only ask you to read it. It is a lovely book.

 

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Posted on February 3, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Atticus is one of my favourite dad characters!! Agree with everything you mentioned, but incidentally did you know this book had a sequel too called Go Set A Watchman ? 😛 Atticus is now all grown up it seems! And the reviews weren’t very favorable but I may read it later.

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  2. Well…for the “quotable lines” part, I would submit these for consideration.

    “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

    and

    “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

    The first has affected my worldview ever since I read it 🙂

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