To Kill a Mockingbird: The Timeless Classic Of Growing Up And The Human Dignity by Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird: The Timeless Classic Of Growing Up And The Human Dignity by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird: The Timeless Classic Of Growing Up And The Human Dignity

byHarper LeeAs told byHarper Lee

Mass Market Paperback | October 11, 1988

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it,To Kill A Mockingbirdbecame both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.


Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving,To Kill A Mockingbirdtakes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


Nelle Harper Leeis known for her Putltzer Prize-winning novelTo Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll byLibrary Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state...
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Title:To Kill a Mockingbird: The Timeless Classic Of Growing Up And The Human DignityFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:October 11, 1988Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was curious about what the fuss was about I tried to read this book twice before I actually was able to stick to reading it. It is a good story, don't get me wrong, but I found myself looking up words, terms, and references quite a bit. If you're not familiar with Southern slang, be ready to look up terms quite a bit in the first few chapters.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking This book carries a strong message we need to hear again today
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from UMMM had to read it for school, it was ok from the analysis perspective but not something I would pick up and read for fun
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Message; Funny Story. This book feels like home. There is something so magical about it, Lee transports us back to the innocents of childhood. One of the best works ever written.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lesson still waiting to be learned! I was required to read Harper Lee's novel as part of a literary study during which I had to identify how Harper Lee perpetuates a need for change not only in the world of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also in our world today. Due to reading the novel in this light I was acutely aware not only of the fantastical story of the main characters and a connection I grew to them throughout my readings, but also the artisan the author uses in order to highlight the bias and unfair expectations of the community within this novel. It may be a fictitious novel, but it has a lot to teach while providing entertainment and enjoyment for many.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking! Read this book for a school research paper but fell in love with the characters none the less!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Read Reading this brings me back to high school when I was forced to read it. I did not really understand or enjoy it then but reading it now I see how great this book truly is.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome One of my favorites that I read in school! A must read.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic I read this book in Grade 6 and have read it several times since. It is as riveting now as it was the first time I read it. A true classic. Atticus is one of my heroes.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book This is always been my go to book. I have always loved the writing, the story and the social issues that are addressed in this book
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird Another wonderful classic that everyone should read
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compulsory Reading A classic moving, relevant, poignant tale - a must read!
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Amazing writing. Still relevant and simple enough to follow along. A very relaxing read.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! The book is a classic book everyone should read at least once in their lives! great character development in the children's characters and great hidden messages! This books informs readers about racism in the south right after the war, and it is a great message for everyone!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! The book is a classic book everyone should read at least once in their lives! great character development in the children's characters and great hidden messages! This books informs readers about racism in the south right after the war, and it is a great message for everyone!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! The book is a classic book everyone should read at least once in their lives! great character development in the children's characters and great hidden messages! This books informs readers about racism in the south right after the war, and it is a great message for everyone!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A timeless classic I read this book in my grade ten english class. I thought it was simple enough for anyone to understand it and relevant enough for anyone to find meaning in it. It provides a close look at the Old United States and the problems they had with racism back then. Atticus and Scout Finch are both very inspiring characters and bring life to the novel.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read This book is like summer and childhood, with the criticism of adults and culture that is both refreshing and heartbreaking for every individual experiencing the coming-of-age.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Required reading An all-time favourite! This novel had an immense impact on my adolescence and I keep coming back to it. Starts off slow, but the pace quickly picks up. Atticus Finch is one of literature's most inspiring characters.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book that gets better with age This book is definitely one that gets better with age. As a child my dad always told me about how much he loved this book, however I did not actually read it until high school English. Most of the classics we read in high school were boring and hard to finish, but this one, this one had myself and my classmates racing to the finish. According to my dad, every time you read this book you learn something new, and I cannot wait until the next time I read this book.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A "Classic" Worth the Read I was concerned at first when I was told we had to read this for school; I didn't really like "classic" books. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was an intriguing and enjoyable book. The trial and climax of the book justify the rest of the book's slow pace, as it helped to build up the world around these characters.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from troubling and beautiful The education system needs to bring more literature like this into the classroom. Stark reality written with such care and passion, the world has been forever changed by this work.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life changing It's a story that really puts things into perspective. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill A Mockingbird Loved Scout, the secondary characters were well-crafted too, and the subject matter is just as relevant today. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favourites. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my go to books. Its one of my favourite books to read.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Still continues to be one of the best books I have read.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great The book is a must read, its a very interesting tale of the world's point of view in the 1900's
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it at least once! An incredible, thought-provoking story that everyone should read at least once. I first read it at 15 and ended up finishing it in a day!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Definitely worth reading. Not necessarily a book I want to reread 100 times, but well worth the first read.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful classic This book is a must. Everyone should read it at least once.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read. Good read but was not my cup of tea unfortunately.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read classic for all ages Beautiful. Timeless. Inspiring.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book A great view upon our past history, and a very heart-felt novel to read
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites An emotional roller-coaster
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing it's a very remarkable story. it teaches you important life lessons. Honestly the first few chapters were quite boring but once you hit Chapter 5 and so on, you'll be as emotional as I was. I wouldn't spoil anything but it's a very good book that everyone should read. this was the very first book that made me over emotional (other than romance). If you are thinking of reading this. what else are you waiting for? read it!!!!!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from must read everyone should read this book!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read everyone should read this once in the lifetime
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A True Classic! Everyone wishes they had an Atticus Finch in their life. This book is a classic read at any age, touching on some major themes like race relation, family, law, and the loss of innocence. It was a joy to read and re-read multiple times.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A modern classic! So relatable to the current.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding This book has easily stood out from any books I have read before or after it. It's deeply real with an outstanding use of symbolism.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding This book has easily stood out from any books I have read before or after it. It's deeply real with an outstanding use of symbolism.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is such an amazing book! I recommend this to everyone to read, I've read it many times and love it even more each time i reach it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Book! Read To Kill a Mockingbird in school and loved it ever since that I had to purchase my own copy. This is a must read!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read I believe everyone should read this book. An important classic.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Have To When we had started writing this in school I recall myself thinking about how boring it was going to be, and I can remember myself saying "We live in Canada, who cares". However, after reading the book I remember my change of heart, and how this book completely changed my view on reading classic novels. We had previously read The Help in class, which is a great book but it didn't spark any interest in me. This book managed to intrigue my grade 9 self, change my views on a whole genre of novels for the positive.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Every Child Must Read Great novel that everyone should read. A classic
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a work of art just as relevant now as it was when i read it as a kid.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible story I read this group a while back in grade 9 English class, and boy am I happy the teacher chose it. There's few books out there that are able to so deeply entangle you in a web of emotion and morality, taking you into the life of someone truly a victim of society back in the times of unapologetic breachment of your rights and humanity. I don't remember the particulars, but one of the most signifying moments of the book is seeing the life of a crippled, black man, abused and eventually imprisoned and executed for a crime he did not commit. It's not a happy story but it's an important one to read if you want to get to through a classical English masterpiece.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! a classic novel. love this book, used it for a project i did in school.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it a classic novel that everyone should read. the title is perfect for the overall meaning brought forward by this book
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ICONIC! To Kill A Mockingbird will be forever my favorite book. I love the part (lil spoiler) about Tom Robinson's trial and how Atticus defends him. I highly recommend this book to everyone and for students (especially if you have to write a book report, this book have everything to write about).
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To kill a mockingbird LOVE this book! I read it in school and continue to love it to this day, often returning to read it. It is a classic for a reason and should definitely be read. Hard to put down and an intriguing read.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic for a reason! This book is a classic for a reason. It is thought provoking and a must read in every persons lifetime
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable One of those books that stay with you forever. Everyone should read this at least once.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic and rightfully so This has become one of my favorites. It's a must read for everyone. It's incredibly relevant and worth reading to discuss with others. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic One of the best books of all time.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iconic! I totally fell in love when first reading this book in class years ago. It is so brilliantly told and has a magnificent backdrop in which so many important lessons are taught and motifs are hidden in. This book is truly appreciated when deeply and carefully read. Truly iconic and a classic.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Iconic I totally fell in love when first reading this book in class years ago. It is so brilliantly told and has a magnificent backdrop in which so many important lessons are taught and motifs are hidden in. This book is truly appreciated when deeply and carefully read. Truly iconic and a classic.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Such a well-written and outstanding book with phenomenal characters and amazing symbolism that is genuinely and deeply written
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Geunine Such a well-written and outstanding book with phenomenal characters and amazing symbolism that is genuinely and deeply written
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read With its powerful message told from the eyes of an innocent girl in the South, this book is a must read for everyone at some point in there lives.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful With its powerful message told from the eyes of an innocent girl in the South, this book is a must read for everyone at some point in there lives.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful With its powerful message told from the eyes of an innocent girl in the South, this book is a must read for everyone at some point in there lives.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't believe it's still controversial Absolutely disappointed that it's still being banned in some places; I think it's a very important read.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read Classic, amazing novel, with great, meaningful symbolism exploring an intriguing topic in a unique town.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read A classic and a must read. Diving into racial issues among society and offering a historical perspective. A well-developed and great story line.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read I read this book a few months before it was assigned in high school and loved it, and read it again for school, and have since read it a few more times. It's an incredible story, and it's written in such a superbly intriguing and colourful way that the pages all but turn on their own. I love this book, and it will always be one of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great classic Amazing classic, highlighting the struggles between racial prejudice that has been evident for a long time. We read this as a novel study for school in Grade 10 and I must say it opened many eyes to what has happened in the past.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An important read! To Kill a Mockingbird is a fantastically written novel with such an important message. It touches on the excitement and confusion that comes with growing up, the impact of racism, and answering the tough questions. Jean Louise Finch is the bright narrator of this story and speaks about the injustices that people of colour faced in her time and how, in her eyes, her father, Atticus Finch, was a hero. Everyone should read this novel. Greatly recommended!
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite book This is my favourite book of all time, which also happens to have my favourite character of all time, Atticus Finch. Amazing story telling, great themes, and wonderful characters. I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat overrated... I'd looked forward to reading To Kill a Mockingbird for years before I did, however I was ultimately quite disappointed. Although the story itself does have some fantastic content and insight relating to segregation and racism in 20th century small-town America and the characters are memorable, it leaves something to be desired. Worth reading it at the very least for its status as an American Classic.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic My favourite book of all time. Great themes and unforgettable characters, would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This book is a great classic that deals with important issues, but from the perspective of a young girl. A wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book! I LOVE this book! It has so much symbolism and meaning that it just touches your heart. Its such a wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book I first read this book when I was 12, and have reread it too many times to count since then. Beautiful story - each reread of the book always finds something new to consider!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic It's an amazing novel, with amazing themes, characters and storytelling!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Classic book, interesting perspective, honest themes. Harper Lee does not sugarcoat the racism and inequality of the world. I definitely recommend this book but remind readers that racism is still a problem, in one's own backyard, not just in that time and place To Kill A Mockingbird took place.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book. Great Lessons. Very great book. Contains themes involving tension and segregation, and also talks about characters who work well together, despite the legal repercussions back in those times. It also teaches us a bit about the law from back then. There is an accompanied award-winning movie to this book.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :((( i always thought that this book was one of those boring ones, since it was on my school curriculum. i was never curious to read it. until one day, i do not know what got through me and i decided that i should give classic books another try. i am not quite sure if this is considered as a classic, but since it was one of those books that exposed a challenge for me , i decided to start with this one; and i loved it, completely loved it. i didn't want to pick up any other book after i finish it. i was still thinking about what i have read. i remember i was in my first trip in cuba when i was reading this particular book, which was amazing, because i had plenty of time to do nothing but read and relax. i couldn't i wouldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! I dont know why it took me so long to read this classic and beautiful book. Maybe I was too afraid because this is not my usual kind of book but it was soooooo great. Wow!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! This is a must read! An amazing book, and a great addition to any library!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic Beautifully written and still alarmingly relevant. The way race and the judicial system are intertwined in this book is reflective of the present day US - a much-needed reminder that we haven't made nearly enough progress in abolishing discriminatory practices & systems
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's a classic for a reason one of the books in my life that I can read multiple times
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird An amazing and transcending novel
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Classic Read! I wasn't really looking forward to this book when I first got it book for my AP English class. It was truly an amazing book and greatly written!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless This is not the type of book I normally go for, and I probably never would have picked it up if it wasn't for the fact we were assigned to read it in high school. I'm so glad we were. I couldn't put the book down!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Amazing novel! Many meanigful symbols, metaphors and life lessons.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! This is a must read, loved it and couldn't put it down till I finished it. Will probably read again!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't put it down! I read this book years after it being assigned in high school and I can't believe how amazing it is! Its SO well written. I couldn't stop praising it. There is so much to learn from this simple yet intricate story!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful To Kill A Mockingbird is an amazing in-depth novel that reinforces powerful life lessons in a story jam-packed with symbolism and metaphors. This novel is a perfect in-depth read with plenty of subtle messages
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unfortgetable To Kill A Mockingbird is an amazing in-depth novel that reinforces powerful life lessons in a story jam-packed with symbolism and metaphors. This novel is a perfect in-depth read with plenty of subtle messages
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Mist Read Novel This novel has been one of my favorites since I first read it in school because of its complicated characters, in depth storyline, microcosm community and its many metaphors, lessons, and allegories. Brilliant writing and symbolism with loveable and realistic characters only make this classic work even better!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, just excellent. I'm not usually a fan of American literature in the 20th century, but this novel is truly amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful prose This book is so well-written. Harper Lee is an excellent storyteller ... though I still have not yet read "Go Set a Watchman!"
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Loved this book. A must-read for sure.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Re-read it after many years, still as poignant! After my book club finished reading "Go Set a Watchman", I decided to return to the beginning. The tone and the language sets up for such a poignant conclusion of humanity and all that we put each other through.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book Gives you insight into prejudice, the story was good and interesting
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A story that stays with you in life. I love this story, it shows prejudice, innocence, compassion and justice.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I had to read it for a school assignment. It was a little difficult to get through in the beginning, but overall was a decent read.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Favourite Book! I read this back in high school, and now that I've reread it, I feel like I better understand the meaning behind it. Fantastic book.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as Good as I Expected I was really excited to see a book written in the 60s about racism. I thought it would show hardships, the battle of racism and the prejudices against African-Americans. Instead it was mare about a little girls life and how she is. The trial the book is about happens towards the end and since Scout is little there isn't much detail. I feel like it would be more effective to tell it from Atticus's point of view.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is amazing. Lots to learn from it
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Because of all the hype, I was dying to get my hands on this. Yet, ist slow and hard to get through without falling asleep. I liked it, but found it a tad boring at times. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written A coming-of-age story about prejudice, compassion, courage and so much more. Warning: can get teary eyed towards the end.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a classic. An amazing coming of age story; best for 13-14 year olds. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! The book is amazing, lots to learn from it!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all time favourite I still remember reading this book in high school. I would read it over and over. Definitely a classic that i will always love.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic!!! This book is very much a classic. I enjoyed every word that Harper Lee wrote. I clung on to it like it was gold. She wrote beautifully, and it is really well written. It is based off true events, about growing up in a society that is much different from the one we live in today, if not by much. I could read this novel over and over, and over again. She is such an appealing author. Definitely a must read!!!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill A Mockingbird A classic that is still relevant today. A well written novel that anyone can enjoy.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Oldy but a Goody Considering it's based on true events I don't understand how anyone could knock this book, it's very well written.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Oldy but a Goody Considering it's based on true events I don't understand how anyone could knock this book, it's very well written.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic An amazing book about issues that we deal with to this day! A true classic and a must read!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless A true classic and a must read to understand literature. A truly original story.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED IT A really nice book about childhood and growing up as well as appearances versus reality.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I had to read it for a school project and it was absolutely amazing. I recommend it to anyone looking for a classic!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyable I really enjoyed this book even though I wasn't expecting to. The story was complex and meaningful and Harper Lee did an excellent job dealing with a tough subject. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-read One of the best books in modern literature, no doubt. One of those books that everyone must read before they die.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To Kill A Mockingbird Not my type of book, but I can it is well written for people who enjoy this type.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed reading this! Read this book as my son was reading it in class. I was glad to get the chance to read such a wonderful, heart-warming story and be able to discuss it with him.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible book I really enjoyed this classic, and continue to re-read it over and over
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites While this book is a required read for many students, I think that everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird. Not only is it famous, it's a great story about racism and injustice.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible and Engrossing! This was an absolutely incredible classic. Harper Lee has created such believable, realistic and heartwarming characters that all come together to create a perfect piece of literature. I would SO recommend this to everyone!!!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book The characters are well developed and the plot is well thought out. Various quotes throughout the book encourage you to think and consider important issues within society - both past and present.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is the epitome of a classic. A mind-opening story with well developed characters and a moral simplicity that's very rare among many literary classics.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Full of lovely quotes and an incredible journey
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This will always be my FAVORITE book. The ending makes me tear up every time!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mockingbird An amazing and worthwhile classic
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great depth of story in the novel Not a pageturner, but definitely a classic
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Amazing book and cover, great plot.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from important read Amazing story, makes you think. You might need to read this book twice just to get the full effect of it.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a classic a classic book everyone should read once
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK Not much of a plot but still a classic
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I had to read this book in school and found it average. I recently re-read it, and still felt the same way. It's a decent book, but not worth all the hype.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring I read this book in high school and I remember not liking it then. I went back recently and I tried to read it again. I really tried to ignore my prejudices against the book and I found myself rather bored. Maybe it was because I knew what was going to happen? I don't know but the book is really slow to start off with and I just couldn't get into the trial.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone Read This Book in Highschool...and It's Great. Yeah yeah yeah. This is a great book and everyone loves it and every single English teacher I know has a secret shrine to it in their desk. It is a good book, so here is a fun fact instead of a tradition review. According to sources (i.e. my high school English classes), Harper Lee never considered this book to be done and would keep editing to the point that someone had to tell her to stop so the book could finally be published. However, even after the book was in stores to buy, Lee would sometimes go find her book and start writing notes in the margins about things that she had left out or passages that she wanted to explained on. I wish I had one of those copies. This also explains the large gap between Lee publishing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman". Again, Lee didn't consider her newest book to be finished, but was satisfied enough to give the go ahead for it to finally be published. Thank you, Harper Lee, for showing us that the work for an author is never complete even after things are published.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Unforgettable Masterpiece Suspenseful and truthful, To Kill A Mockingbird is still an unforgettable masterpiece written by the great, Harper Lee--who taught us about equality and compassion. To Kill A Mockingbird still teaches us--even today--about not judging people too quickly and to stand up for what is right.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely want to reread Was a slow read for me in high school. Need to give it a whirl again as an adult. I've seen the movie a handful of times over the last couple years and I keep meaning to pick it up again to read. It's on my shelf. Interested to see how it affects me as an adult reading it for leisure, compared to my reading it for class as a teenager.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a good book i love that it is written from a young girls perspective, i finished it really quickly
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I just don't understand how people actually give it a 5 star. I guess it was just not for me...
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope I just couldn't get into it, didn't really understand it and didn't enjoy it at all. Guess I might've been too young to really appreciate this novel...
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two Thumbs Up I don't like the story because it is very slow but I love the way it tell us about the racism and prejudice.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from must read there is a reason this work is a classic, as you will fall in love with the finch family. atticus's wit and wisdom, jem's kindness, scout's sense of adventure and her journey into awareness... there is so much life in this story.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not live up to my expectations Read it as a school read. Maybe I was too young then to understand, so I wouldn't recommend it to the generally younger readers.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important Classic This deals with topics that should be talked about more often: Racism, segregation, cultural divide. Following through the eyes of a young girl in the south is a perspective that really is able to show many sides of the issues discussed. It was believable and saddening. An important read, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read classic I think a lot of people have memories of reading this in school. I think out of all the mandatory books, this one was actually enjoyed and appreciated. The story truly speaks about the moments in life where you begin to loss your innocence and start to see the world as being truly flawed. Scout really is the perfect narrator and of course who doesn't love her ham outfit.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic The book takes you on a journey with Scout as she grows from an innocent child to an older child becoming aware of what's going on in the adult world around her.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great an important story that is well told
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay It was not really my thing, I would not have read it if it weren't for my English class. I feel it really hits on topics that are still prevalent in today's society, however would not read it a second time.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read I reread this book for the first time since high school, and so many things made more sense after my second read. I loved discovering things about the characters that I'd missed the first time around. Upon every reread, this book just becomes richer. I am looking forward to getting my own copy.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it A classic story to read again and again. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book Read this book in school as part of the curriculum, read it again as it was such a good read the first time.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic This is a classic that everyone must read at least once in their lives. The topics in this book are still prevalent in today's society, therefore making it a crucial book for students to read in school.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This book kind of has a deeper meaning with each new time I've read it. After a while you begin to see the words chosen, and why they were in the context. I love the cover art of this particular edition also.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic It's a classic for a reason, must read.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent A good read, but unlike most of my books, I would not read it for a second time
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my thing Honestly, it was a wonderfully written novel, with incredible substance and a true message, but this is just not my kind of novel. It is very serious and really wakes you up about the world.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic For a Reason Great story with great meaning behind it.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story Beautifully, wonderful well written story. A must read and a must for any bookcase.
Date published: 2017-04-15

From Our Editors

Originally published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird continues to be an all-time favourite. Part of the appeal of Harper Lee’s classic is the ever-relevant nature of such themes as love, dignity, justice and freedom. Every child should have the opportunity to experience this literary masterpiece set in America’s South.

Editorial Reviews

"A novel of great sweetness, humor, compassion, and of mystery carefully sustained."-Harper's Magazine

Employee Review

FROM: The Best Book I Ever ReadWe see the events of this story unfold through the eyes of narrator Scout Finch, an inquisitive six year old. We see and feel the prejudice of Alabama in as her father, Atticus Finch, defends a Negro accused of raping a white woman. The children's preoccupation with their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley, creates fear in the children and humor in the novel. The innocent, simple way in which the children see things makes the outcome more emotional. After several readings over the years, this novel still has the power to evoke strong emotional responses - something that other novels I have read cannot do.