To Kill a Mockingbird, I have to say is a very special piece of work written by the gifted Harper Lee as she takes us on an unforgettable journey in Maycomb, Alabama, a small town where an eight year old girl named Jean Louise also called “Scout” narrates her family and neighbors trials in their life situations. Being the daughter of a lawyer, Atticus Finch, makes her hesitate as he decides to defend an innocent black man therefore bringing a series of tests that may put even his family on a thread.
Jean Louise is a funny, smart, and innocent character who really kept me getting interested in everything she went through. Her way of describing and unfolding the story makes things more alive and exciting.
Harper Lee makes her characters feel genuine as if they really existed and how she did it is why I loved this book so much.
Throughout the book, Scout and her big brother, Jem get involved with different characters and take notice of each individual’s problems or faults. Giving us reader’s time to grow more intimate with all characters and also allowing us to feel what these characters are going through.
When Scout and Jem meet the young energetic boy named Dill, who only visits in the summer, they became interested in spotting their neighbor, Boo Radley who has never been seen or witnessed.
The three children become so obsessed with making Boo Radley come out of his house that by doing that they go through some blood-pumping adventures, it kept me reading more as I too wanted to uncover Boo Radley myself.
To be honest, knowing the story takes place during three years of the Great Depression; I thought the plot would be boring and based more of a verbal account and have the book dry and tiresome. Boy I was wrong! I laughed so much in this book than any other book I’ve read. So much emotion was injected into this that I was never bored, such characteristics in these people that I could picture what that person was doing and thinking.
Scout and Jem are very humorous, especially Scout with her innocence and curiosity. This story sucks you into Scouts world and makes you feel as if you’re there in Alabama with all these characters.
One of the main events is of Atticus’ court trial. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in time where racial issues were still taken seriously. This made Atticus’s case very difficult and was constantly