To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Published for the first time in the 60s, it details the story of “Scout” Finch, a 6-year-old girl, living in the state of Alabama who is also the narrator. Read my review!
Frankly, when I first heard about it, everyone was “loving it so much” that it sounded kind of boring to me. Nevertheless, I borrowed it from the library the very next day and I don’t regret my decision the least.
From the first sentence on, I realised it wasn’t going to be an easy read like most literature is nowadays, but I had enjoyed it so much, I turned into a speedy page-turner and finished it within 2 days!
The one and only negative part of the novel is that sometimes really important events, for which you have been waiting since the very first page, seem skimmed over - while other times, things which are not so relatable, are drawn full on - the characters from head-to-toe, the atmosphere is being talked about in 2 chapters, and in the end, whatever happens comes to nothing. However, its biggest strength is definitely the author’s ability to draw you into the story (not like so many other works, which you just read out of boredom or for school) - I couldn’t stop reading when the narrative turned scary!
My personal favourite character is Atticus Finch, Scout’s father. He always manages to treat everyone with respect and kindness, even in the darkest of times. Moreover, he sets an excellent example of how one should communicate with their children; you are not doing them well if they are let too loose, nor if they are constantly kept locked up.
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird is a very well-written book, including a lot of general facts and still giving you goose bumps when everything seemed “on the edge”. Despite the fact I don’t normally like books which are overly popular, this particular novel really held my attention and I will always remember and tell what a wonderful work it was.
Mirela Nikolaeva | my blog