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To Kill A Mockingbird

byHarper Lee

Paperback | May 23, 2006

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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.

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimedTo Kill a Mockingbird, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors.
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Title:To Kill A MockingbirdFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.84 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.84 inPublished:May 23, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061120081

ISBN - 13:9780061120084

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic!!! So Glad I read This! This was my required Gr.10 reading and I loved it. There were so many lessons to take away from this and I truly think more people my age need to look at the bigger picture and appreciate the messages. The first part is slow but once you reach the end take a look at the beginning again and you will understand the story Scout is telling.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I read this book when I was in high school, and it is still a great read today!
Date published: 2018-04-11
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 must read what a remarkable book. i love the first one, and i have to say the second book was no less impressive.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is such an important book to read. Everyone should read it at least once. Important lessons to learns.
Date published: 2017-11-06
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 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 5 out of 5 by from So much love This is such an important novel that I think everyone needs to read at least once in their lifetime. This story is told through the eyes of a young girl who still sees the world in the best way possible and hasn't let society corrupt her views. This young girl Scout is living in a time period where racism is a huge issue that has corrupted everything, but being only a young girl she doesn't understand why people are discriminated in such a way. When her father is placed as the lawyer defending a black man, Scout must face the prejudices and hatred that come with this, even though this man is falsely accused.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I purchased this edition a few days ago in paperback and I have to say it's gorgeous! The quality and paper texture only improves such an amazing novel!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing 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 Outstanding 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 novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a powerful novel that focuses on Human rights. I love that the story is told from a younger narrator and her experience with inequality and in justice. This is a classic and everyone should read this novel
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I read this in school and I'm very happy I did. It's a classic.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing book Definitely the best book you'll ever read in school.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this very much I read this in school growing up and really enjoyed it. Good book.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still my favourite... I read this book in high school and I absolutely fell in love with it. It's very thought provoking and beautifully written. To this day, it's still my favourite book.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book. Classic book by Harper Lee that intensifies and brings to life the 1930s. Racism is the main theme explored in To Kill a Mockingbird, during the 1930s the American setting features segregation. Another aspect of racism, violence and harassment also occur. Finally, African-Americans lack of equality under the law as they were still highly subjugated members of society. In conclusion, it becomes quite evident that the major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is racism, in which Harper Lee explores the idea that an ethical person can recognize and reform nefarious and humiliating acts; the book is a form of communicating the effort to reach and terminate racism, violence and discrimination.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me I really did not understand and enjoy this book at all... It's a love or hate kind of book
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Had to read this book in grade 10, and it was not a chore. It is very thought provoking and very compelling. I found this an enjoyable, intelligent read.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it what can anyone say. it's a masterpiece coming of age novel
Date published: 2017-04-29
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 One of my favorite books!! I didn't read this till I was in my late 20's and I loved it! Such a great story to understand what times where like then. Recommended reading for everyone!!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic good to read, if you want to help children understand what was going on in these troubled times.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read This book is worth your money and time. A wonderful classic
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Classis This is a very classy writing from Harper Lee despite the only book published until the exciting latest book "Go Set a Watchman." Brilliant!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic I read this beautiful book in high school and read it every few years because I love it so much!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must Read; A True American Classic A classic that I read back in high school and have come back to since. It is still as relevant today as it was when it was first published. Must read!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply A Classic To kill a mockingbird is simply amazing. I read it in high school, and it changed the way I looked at life a little. I would recommend this book to just about anyone. The character development is great, and it's the kind of story that leaves you thinking after you've closed the book. Dog yourself a favour and read this masterpiece if you haven't already.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Easily one if not the best book I have ever read. It captures the dust bowl era and the Southern USA to a T.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! Hands down one of my favorite novels of all time! A must read!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I didn't like this book I had to read this for English class last year, everyone kept telling me about how great the book would get and that you just had to get through the start. Well, for me, it didn't get good until the last couple of chapters. This book has an interesting plot but the book itself isn't interesting
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Such a good book, MUST read!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Book! I read this book for the first time over 20 years ago, and have read it again since! Great book!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story-telling, classic Thought-provoking themes of race, discrimination, societal norms... and the story feels relatable and nostalgic even though Scout's childhood came decades before I was even born.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from maybe im not smart enough for this i just dont get what the hype is about
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! An incredibly interesting story, and the writing is very engaging. This book is especially relevant in modern times, with such polarizing politics in place.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A wonderful classic filled with intrigue and deep conversational topics.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I read this one when I was in school too. One of the few that I enjoyed. I have this on my to read pile. It's a classic & should be read.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book I remember reading this in school and it was an amazing read. I still enjoy it today.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I love this book. It helped me see the world differently.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic One of the best books ever written that will continue to be enjoyed for Generations to come!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect A book that everyone has got to read
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A story that stands the test of time A book everyone should have on their shelf, tackling deeply-rooted issues such as poverty and racism to the strong bonds of family and friends, all through the eyes of a young girl growing up in Alabama.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time classic! This one will always have a place in my library! Powerful read with a timeless message
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not inspiring had high expectation, but found the plot quite simple
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended reading for everyone The first time I read this book in high school, my English teacher asked us to write what we think happened between Jem losing his pants in the fence until he went back and found them folded neatly over the top rail. Since then, the story stuck with me and continues to year after year. Reading it again this last week brought out other subtleties that I had forgotten in the first reading. I treasure my childhood memories as I read this story and remember some of the antics that I got into as a child. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those stories that stick with you much longer than you expect, but in a good way. I would recommend this book to anyone and if it isn't required reading in school, it should be. I plan on passing my copy down to my descendants and making sure it is required reading for them.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Was one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I loved it so much that I have read it 5 times.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To kill a mockingbird Wow truly a classic ..if you haven't read it you should Never read it in high school don't remember why but glad I had a chance now to read it
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant test of Time This is such a a wonderful novel. A true classic. I never read it as a child and always wanted to but never got around to it until now. Harper Lee takes you back to that time of racial unrest and how it was growing up in the middle of all that. A true pleasure to read.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To kill a mockingbird One of the best books I have read. Timeless. Atticus delivers life values and lessons with true conviction. Wonderful characters.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book you'll read again and again I have read this book over a hundred times since the first time in high school. It's a book that everyone should read. Every time I have read it it had taught me something new about how we look at humanity. You can identify with any of the characters and as Atticus said "walk around in their skin". One of the best books of all time.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a treasure Reread this wonderful story as a refresher for H Lee's newly released novel. Such unforgettable lovable characters and a story that never loses its pace. A masterful storyteller. No surprise this book became so widely read and known. A classic.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond its time and still very much relevant Classics in the literary vein weren't something I'd actively read growing up so "To Kill A Mockingbird" was always one I knew had eluded me in my formative years of my book taste. Better now than never that I finally had a purpose to read it for a book club in anticipation of "Go Set A Watchman", not that it ever should have resorted to needing an extra reason for anyone to read this iconic piece of literature. In all honesty, it was only a third into the book that I understood why "To Kill A Mockingbird" is what it is. The first bit felt really insignificant compared to the middle third, but it laid all the necessary groundwork in introducing the characters – their relationships, their motivations, and more importantly, where their morality lies. Then came the gut-punching courtroom scene that is as memorable as everyone says it is. The palpable intensity during the legal maneuvering, and the heart-rousing, goosebumps-prickling, tears-inducing aftermath left me rattled and speechless. There isn't much else that can be said. Enduring characters of the likes of the Finches – Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch, especially – and Calpurnia, Mrs Dubose, Miss Maude, even Aunt Alexandra and Boo Radley, are hard to come by but when they do, they stay with us for a lifetime, and generations more. Atticus Finch has now become sort of a beacon of righteous humanity for me, and I wished I'd read "To Kill A Mockingbird" sooner so that I'd been inspired and taught valuable lessons by him. It was in his ability to let the kids discover the workings and meanings of the society they lived in on their own while being a constant presence in nudging them in the right direction. "To Kill A Mockingbird" was truly beyond its time and its message is still very much relevant in our reality. This is what makes it a literature heavyweight – the ability to transcend time, touch the hearts and mold the minds of countless of readers.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the most boring books I have ever read I bought this book with great anticipation. The movie (with Gregory Peck) is one of my all time favourites, I could watch it over and over again. The book however, was a complete disaster. Perhaps 50 years ago it was revolutionary. Not one of my favourites.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird This is easily one of the best books written, I read it as a child and loved it and I read it as an adult and loved it even more. Atticus Finch will forever be one of the best characters ever written, both in morals and strength. Would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird Loved it. Both comical with serious thought provoking issus that plagued the southern communities in the 1930's. Ashamed to admit I was supposed to read this book in high school, but did not. I am ready to read it again.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To kill a mockingbird A w0nderful book to read, i highly recommend it. Feel out of sorts that i had not read it long before.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird This was way better than I remembered. I believe that finally reading this book at my age made it even more rewarding. Young people read this book and most likely identify with Scout or Jem, but in my case I thought Atticus was an unforgettable character! Now I want to watch the movie. Do yourselves a favor and read this book! It is wonderful!
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You should have read this already… This book is a classic for very good reason... Just wonderful! ... You should have read this already…
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great writing Take you to a place of innocence, but at the same time you watch Scout and Jem grow up in a couragous tale
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird Now I understand the accolades this story has received!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird I finally read this book. My grandaughter recommend it to me. I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kill a Mockingbird I finally read this book. My grandaughter recommend it to me. I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There are not enough words... One of my favourite movies of all time, so why did it take me so long to read the book? I didn't think it possible, but the book is a thousand times better. Atticus Finch is my literary hero. If only I could be half the father thatb he is...
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Brilliant! Nothing less than brilliant!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great classic - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee It has almost been 20 years since I read this book (from high school). Reading this story still confirms it is a classic. With Scout, her brother, Jem and Atticus her father who live in a small town in southern Alabama during the Depression. As well as, other colourful characters in Maycomb. The story captures warmth and humor from a child's perspective, while dealing with the issues of rape and racial inequality. Recommend, especially if you have not read it yet
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Timeless Classic To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic. I tend to read a lot of modern fiction and don’t pick up a classic too often. But I discovered that there is a reason this book is considered a classic. It is an absolute masterpiece. I loved the writing style of Harper Lee – it was simple and easy to read and yet so very powerful in its message. The struggle life in the south with the prevalent prejudices of the time of the blacks and whites living together in a small town is shown through the eyes of a young girl named Scout. Life is straight forward and simple to her and there are clear lines between what is right and wrong. The life lessons provided by her father, Atticus, still ring true today, decades later. There are so many lines from this book that will stay with me. It was powerful and meaningful. I strongly recommend it to anyone. Especially those who think it will be an old book and, therefore, difficult to read. It’s well worth a reader’s time to check it out.
Date published: 2008-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I try to give 'em a reason: a review of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Despite being an avid reader someone TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD had escaped my horizons until I came across a cheap copy at a local used bookstore. I’m really glad to have read it. The novel is deeply engrossing. Harper Lee manages to narrate an enchanting story through the childlike eyes of a young girl, Scout. The first half deals with everyday events and relations, especially her relation with her brother Jem and a friend, Dill, who visits in the summer (supposedly based on Lee’s real-life friendship with Truman Capote). The second half with a legal trial of a black man accused of raping an impoverished white woman, also narrated by Scout who witnesses the trial from the balcony. What I really like about the novel is not its insight or philosophical depth. There are no grand insights into racism or the law but the characters are warm, likable, and admirable in many ways. The novel is simple and its simplicity is also its beauty and effectiveness as an excellent work of literature. *** “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows. When people’s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work” (13). “Talking to Francis game me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean. He was the most boring child I ever met” (85). “I noticed not without satisfaction that the mark of my knuckles was still on his mouth” (141). Page numbers from Warner Books edition (1982).
Date published: 2008-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still impressive Considering when this book was written I am a little surprised that it was published. When viewed today events like White masses physically trying to bar entry of Blacks into universities seem both surreal and lame. Yet in that time such evils existed. Though the book is set well before those events the same level hatred existed. The book works well because it highlights the failings of men, but it does so with three dimensional characters that seem to come alive. The book deserves the awards it received. If you have ever wondered about whether to read it or not, do not hesitate. it should be on your bookshelf.
Date published: 2007-11-06

Editorial Reviews

“A first novel of such rare excellence that it will no doubt make a great many readers slow down to relish more fully its simple distinction. . . . A novel of strong contemporary national significance.”