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To Kill A Mockingbird
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on 14 December 2017
The book is about Atticus Finch, who appears as an unconventional hero and role model due to his morality rather than his physical capabilities. The theme of morals is apparent throughout the whole novel, especially in relation to religion and perception of sin. Take Mrs Dubose, a recovering morphine addict: she vows that she'll die beholden to nothing and nobody. She's pursuing her own dream of being a free human being because she knows deep down that it's right.

To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on that gut instinct of right and wrong, and distinguishes it from just following the law. Even the titular quote: "Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" is in itself an allegory for this message. Being in itself a generic message, the idea of 'doing what's right' obviously has a different meaning depending on when and where you're reading the book. If you take 1960, when the book was written, America was in a state of ethical development as social inequality was - very - gradually being overcome. Women's rights and black rights movements were beginning to emerge and some campaigned through violence. Would Atticus Finch condone this?
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on 29 October 2017
I don't read often but I read this book in three days. As I read the first few chapters I was wondering what the fuss was about, it seemed a bit boring, but I'm glad I stuck with it because it is a really well written and captivating story.
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on 13 August 2017
A timeless and very important read for people aged 15+. This book is simply beautiful and is surrounded by so much hype for good reason- the messages it portrays are still current in modern society and we can all learn something from young Scout.
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on 10 October 2017
Started reading by recommendation. Didn't find it easy, there are a number of difficult topics covered and from child's perspective.
Would put the book down many times and just couldn't get detached. Had to finish it.
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on 9 October 2017
Always meant to read this. Everyone should it is a learning experience in life. Highly recommended, Harper Lee hits every spot.
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on 25 June 2017
This book outlines the bigotry endemic in America
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on 20 May 2017
A true classic of American literature. I've visited the Deep South and read other books about it but this brings to life the strains and snobberies that abounded, all seen through a child's eyes.
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on 6 November 2017
This guide is so easy to use. It has different sections on the plot (chapter by chapter), the main characters, the setting, background history, main themes, the author. These are all boxed and colour coded to make it quick and easy to find the information you need.
Plus it has lots of interesting snippets,thought- provoking quesitions and advice on how to boost your grades and answer exam questions.
Just brilliant !
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on 20 November 2017
The story just brings every emotion. I love the kids point of view. It shares a great and deep understanding of what racism was like back then and how much people got away with.
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on 21 September 2017
I bought this for my daughter as it was on her summer reading list for school and decided to read it again as I've always loved it!
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