My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is, hands down one of the best books that I’ve read. It’s one of those books that just stay with you, that you can never forget and want to read again and again and you’ll still never get tired of revisiting their pages. But this connection is not like the one you might have with the Harry Potter series or any other book that made you fall in love with reading. No. I can’t describe it but…it’s like this: there are books you love because you grew up with them and then there are books like To Kill A Mockingbird that make you grow up but not by shaking you awake. They make you see things from the eyes of an unaffected child who wonders at the hypocrisy of the world and make you wonder with her. I wanted the story to end and when it did I wanted it to go on. I wanted to stay with Scout. With Atticus. With Jem. And most of all I wanted to pass Boo Radley’s house every day from then on.
Everything about To Kill A Mockingbird, its narrative technique, humour, descriptions of places, character building, is so perfect. Personally I find lengthy descriptions boring but Lee’s style of writing makes everything interesting and funny. The underlying humour will make you laugh out loud. It also makes you question yourself. A lot. When Scout wonders how someone who hates Hitler so much can be so hateful towards another group of people and want them removed from society, you sort of take a step back to look at yourself to see how, on a daily basis, all of us judge and discriminate against people who seem different.
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