Wednesday, February 8, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird

Yesterday I finished a great book by Harper Lee, called to Kill  A Mockingbird.  Now, I know a lot of people have read or seen the movie for this book, but if you haven't read this book or seen it, here's a little summary!

To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl nicknamed Scout Finch, (her real name is Jean Louise Finch.)  Scout lives with her older brother, Jem, and her father Atticus Finch.  To Kill a Mockingbird is told from Scout's point of view, and you can see throughout the book, as the story progresses, Scout matures (not necessarily in age)  but she changes from being a careless, innocent girl, to a brave, smart young woman.  The book starts off with the words, "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."  The whole book leads up to the time when Jem broke his elbow.  But the story doesn't just revolve around that, there is so much more that is in this book, like the case of Tom Robinson, and the mystery of Boo Radley. This book sold more than 18 million copies and it became an instant best seller when it was published.  Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story, today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American Literature!   I would definitely recommend this book, it was AMAZING!  You can also watch the movie which is supposed to be really good too! :)

Thanks
Alyssa :)

4 comments:

  1. GR and I watched the movie and it, too, was excellent. Since you have read the book, you should watch the movie and see what was left out. :)

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    1. Yeah, I really want to see the movie!

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  2. Great review, Alyssa!

    Let's watch the movie together some time. You can tell me whether or not the movie represents the actual book closely. Usually, the original book is much more informative than a movie version.

    What makes this story so compelling is that it is based on a true story. From what I understand, her father, in real life, never practiced law after the verdict.

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    1. Yeah I would love to watch it with you! :) And I didn't know it was based on a true story! That's cool!

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