To Kill A Mockingbird
Want to read about crime and mystery? To Kill A Mockingbird takes a reader back in time to The Civil Rights Movement. The story takes place in a small town known as Maycomb, Alabama with a lawyer named Atticus and his two children, Jem and Scout. Harper Lee takes Maycomb for a spin when a black man named Tom Robinson gets accused of a crime by a white man named Mr.Ewell. Atticus was chosen to be Tom Robinson's lawyer and the whole town is turned outside down with this trial. Want to know what crime Tom Robinson is accused of or if he is found guilty or not? I guess, you'll have to read the book to find out!
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, or 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" (119).
Personally, i'm not a fast reader, but I read this book in less than a week! My first thought about this book was that it was 376 pages, but don't let the page number intimidate you! Once you get through the first 10 chapters, the book picks up speed to the story line. Not only is it mysterious and at some times scary, but it also gives an amazing perspective of how people treated each other during the Civil Rights Movement. Even if you're just a little bit interested in this book, you should read it because you'll love it at the end like I did.