To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was an intriguing story following the life of Scout, Jem and Atticus Finch as they dealt with prejudice throughout their town. It was very gripping, and it kept you wanting more. Although the book wasn’t my favorite, I liked how it incorporated actual events from history such as the Great Depression and the Civil War. I felt that it connected with the readers, as they knew what the characters might be going through. Harper Lee focused on stereotypes not only for African Americans but for others as well. Take Scout for instance, she is always pressured to be more like a “lady” and not behave so unruly. It’s a good book for those who like historical fiction and if required for high school English classes.
Reviewed by Emma Carroll.