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To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird

This powerful work by Harper Lee has left many people wondering why no other book by this writer followed it. Perhaps she said all she had to say; perhaps she didn't want to disappoint us after the reception this book received. This classic story is set in the South and told through the eyes of a young girl --- a real tomboy --- named Scout. Set in a time of discrimination, she sees her community involved in a battle that is much more than just over the crime a black man is accused of. Basic human instinct and emotion are the driving forces in this book. This powerful book is a favorite among my high school students --- many who don't normally like to read --- as well as among many adults. It is also a favorite target of groups looking to try to ban books. It is a must read for everyone.

Reviewed by on March 5, 2002

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

  • Publication Date: March 5, 2002
  • Genres: Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • ISBN-10: 0060935464
  • ISBN-13: 9780060935467