February 27, 2011

a CLASSIC book

"Mocking birds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
-Miss Maudie Atkinson to Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird

I recently finished reading the book To Kill a Mockingbird.  I had always heard good things about this book, and, looking back, am surprised I didn't have to read it in high school.  Regardless, I knew it was something I needed to read.

I now understand why it is considered a "classic."  It was absolutely amazing and the best book I have ever read.  I dare say it is my favorite book.  I completely loved it.  I am not one to read books more than once, but as soon as I read the last page I was tempted to start reading it all over again.

As I'm sure most people know, this novel is about a young girl living in the South during the 1930s.  I loved that the book was told from her point of view because her attempt to make sense of her world, the social injustices around her, was very enlightening and profound.

The book is written beautifully, the characters are strong and unforgettable.  I will be surprised if another book tops this one.

Read it if you haven't already!


  1. I just read it recently too and loved it. It's nice to know what all the hype is about. Are you a big reader? Be my friend on goodreads so you can suggest books for me.

  2. I'm not a big reader right now, but I'm trying to change that. Right now, I want to focus on the classics. I reserved The Catcher and the Rye at the library. I hope to pick it up tomorrow!

    I'll start using my goodreads account more. :)

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird is the only book I was required to read in Jr High and High School that I actually read all the way through. And I read it because I loved it.

  4. Yeah for sure, that book is a classic. Being an English Lit major in college, I think I read that book like 4 times. :) I haven't read it in a long time though, I should probably pick it up again.

    Hey, are we friends on Goodreads??

  5. There are very few books I would read twice, but I should read this one again. It's been since high school.


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