To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

>> Monday, April 18, 2011

Credit to image source hachettebookgroup.com

No wonder the book won a Pulitzer Prize and has been dubbed a classic. It's a beautiful story, told beautifully. Set in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s, the story is told in a first-person narration of a young girl called Scout in the span of about 3 years. Although the crux of the novel is the trial of a black man and the crises and issues surrounding it at a time when racial discrimination and prejudice is prevalent, the novel offers so much more.

I love reading about the relationship between Scout and her older brother Jem and how close they are. I love reading about Atticus, Scout's father (who was also the defense lawyer of the abovesaid black man on trial), who is such a noble and righteous character and also a wonderful (single) father. The story told of innocent childhood, innocent thinking, coming of age.

And it's so true what I read once about that novels has a way of preserving history. It's fascinating to read about what it was like at that place at that time - the customs, culture, lifesytle, activities, etc. I have high regards for the book and its author, what a pity it's the only book Harper Lee had written.

9 comments:

Hidayah Ismawi April 18, 2011 at 2:03 AM  

I loved this book :) It really is a classic

Hidayah Ismawi April 18, 2011 at 2:05 AM  

Forgot, if you liked this book .. you would love the secret life of bees.. want me to mail it to you with melody brown?

knv April 18, 2011 at 2:28 AM  

mashaAllah. how do you find time to read? :D

Siti April 18, 2011 at 2:54 AM  

hidayah,
boleh juga (for the book secret life of bees) :)

knv,
saya kan tengah cuti maternity. alhamdulillah diberi kelapangan (walaupun jaga 3 kids). sambil2 menyusukan tu dah boleh habis banyak mukasurat hehe :)

tinidewi April 18, 2011 at 3:05 AM  

tahniah kerana berjaya menghabiskannya! i've tried reading it masa kecil-kecil dulu, sampai sekarang never passed second chapter. maybe it's the small font :-p

Siti April 18, 2011 at 3:11 AM  

kak tini,
baca masa kecil-kecil terasa 'berat' kot. cer cuba try baca lagi sekali skrg :)

lylaROCKprincess April 18, 2011 at 6:04 AM  

gonna read this anytime soon...
I love reading 'heavy' stuff..
huhu..

kukuanga April 21, 2011 at 12:34 AM  

something clicked inside my brain, reading this book. and my heart swell as well. usually, its either one (the brain/ heart) responding to my read. Harper Lee moved both.

something happened and only can post the books to you, friday. sorry.

Siti April 21, 2011 at 3:23 AM  

lyla,
i can only take 'heavy' alternately, not all the time :)

kukuanga,
no problem :)

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