Teen Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

Posted 15 February, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 98/A
YA Modern Classic
336 pages
Available now
Personal copy

Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic, Puliter Prize-winning novella, a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus’s children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. –from Goodreads.com
Tal’s Thoughts: The grade I give this book is a 98/A. It has a lot of suspense. Like when they were in court, it was very nerve-wracking because I did not know if he was going to be declared guilty or innocent.
My favorite character out of this whole entire book would have to be Jem because he has a brave heart and isn’t scared of anybody. Like when somebody attacked him and Scout in the woods, he tried to fight them off but ended up unconscious with a broken arm. He always looked after his sister while his dad was gone.
Another character I liked was Tom Robinson. He was a very good man but I’m not going to tell you what happened (in case you haven’t read the book) but the cop shouldn’t have done what he did.
TAL: Loves to play basketball, loves money ($!); fave food is shrimp alfredo and crab legs; cannot stand my sister when she plays around all the time.

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