To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,357 Ratings

Description

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

Reviews

  • Great book

    5
    By hannoph
    Those who rated this book poorly do not understand the historical context of this book. A truly revolutionary book for its time, 5 stars.
  • Yummy

    5
    By little tawxic yt
    Great book
  • Yummy

    5
    By Jacklbistratton
    Good book
  • Great amazing

    5
    By KJThockeyguy
    I couldn’t stop reading this book at the end. It says a lot about humans and people and it is amazing.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird-14 yr old perspective

    5
    By Beamer-Rain
    I have never had a book hit me as hard emotionally as To Kill a Mockingbird. This book challenges your mind with countless hidden messages and the many political issues facing the reader. I have never been this emotionally impacted by a novel, and I encourage everyone to read it.
  • Eh

    2
    By dylansdesigns
    It’s fine, but not “classic" material
  • Boring

    1
    By Chase and Hero
    Will it’s just not intending at all, but some people do. But to me it’s a boring book. Also most of the kids in middle school and high school hate this book. The book is just so dry and boring. Just don’t ever start the because you will never finish it.
  • Beautiful classic. Must read!

    5
    By olivend8989
    The first time I ever read TKAM was back in 8th grade of middle school. It’s been almost 3 years since then, and I’ve read this book three times in total. To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee takes place in a fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s when the Great Depression occurred and racial inequality was a huge issue. Lawyer Atticus Finch teaches his children Jem and Scout the reality to racial discrimination, proper morality, and better understandment of people. I love this book for all sorts of aspects. This book uses great diction, although it’s understandable with context clues. This helps me improve my own writing. Additionally, I admire the characters, especially Atticus. He is a prime example of a qualified human, who acknowledges flaws yet does not show any sign of prejudice towards it. This helps me with my wellbeing and puts critical thinking upon my own morality. This book contains a lot of suspense too with the children’s fabrication of Boo Radley. Overall, I admire this book and it’s no question to why it’s a classic.
  • Kill Mockingbird

    4
    By optimus prime16
    It’s a great book.
  • Gross

    1
    By cd crd drdd
    I hated this book so much. Who cares about some little kids! The trial was horrible. What does a mockingbird have to do with this book. The people aren’t even trying to kill a mockingbird!!