My Favorite Books #2: To Kill a Mockingbird

Taking a breaking from relentless Kickstarter promotion to post the penultimate installment of “My Favorite Books” series.

2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What It’s About: At this point, I think everyone should know the plot of this classic novel, but if you don’t To Kill a Mockingbird  tells the story of the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama and a scandal that divides its residents. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch narrates the tale, which simultaneously chronicles her friendship with Boo Radley and the murder trial her father Atticus Finch is a part of.

 

Why I Love It: To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s only novel and what a story it is. My summer vacation wouldn’t be complete without a thorough re-read of this classic tale. Though the book was published in 1960 and told a story that took place during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird’s message of tolerance, acceptance and bravery is just as relevant today. There’s a reason this novel is a staple of any junior high and/or high school curriculum. Society has yet to adhere to Lee’s words and until we live in a world where difference is celebrated and no one is persecuted for who they are, To Kill a Mockingbird will continue to be on every must-read list.

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