I’m sure most of us remember reading this novel in high school. Recently, I took it upon myself to tutor my son with his 9th grade English, and had the opportunity to revisit this wonderful book.
Taking place in Alabama during the depression, Scout and her brother Jem observe a world where poverty and racist attitudes change their nice little community into an place they don’t recognize. It is a coming of age story of the finest caliber. Amazingly, Harper Lee was only 16 years old when she wrote it. Her grasp of language, themes and literary devices would make most seasoned writers jealous.
I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read this again. It is a piece of literature that any book lover would appreciate even more later in life.
5 stars (out of 5)
Published in 1960