Monday, April 21, 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was the selection for one of my book clubs this month.  I came to Korea wanting to read more classics, so I was glad this was chosen.  It was a great book (which is probably why it is a classic), that tells a story of racism that rocks a Southern town.  I loved Uncle Tom's Cabin which has a similar subject matter, but at only 281 pages, this novel is much shorter for those SAH moms who are short on time.  This book helps us to see people through the eyes of a child, not because of their color but because of who they are.  

9 comments:

Kristen said...

I remember reading that book in high school and watching the movie. I don't remember lots of specific details about it though so I am looking forward to reading it again. Thanks for your review! I always appreciate your insight and thoughts.

Mari said...

I read this book when I took a literature class in high school and reallyenjoyed it. Now you should watch the movie with Gregory Peck. That's a good one too.

krista said...

I'm not sure who enjoyed this book more, my students or me! A great little book that addresses some big issues. Love the shenanegance (sp?) the kids get into, and I simply LOVE the ending.

Just Mom said...

The book is one of my favorites, too.

Jessica Brown said...

love this book!!

i haven't read it in years but what an amazing story. i love Scout! totally want to use it for a kid's name someday but doubt my husband will let me :).

Short Stop said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this book! It was one of my Dad's favorites which makes me love it all the more!

Kara said...

Ah. Yes. book clubs. I have always wanted to join one, but have never had the time. Sounds like fun. Enjoy your book!

Dave and Jenni said...

Love, love, love this book. I still have my copy from high school. If you ever get a chance, the movie is also good (as suggested by Mari).

keenbliss said...

One of my favorites!