|Published:||Jul 11th, 1960|
|Award(s):||Pulitzer Prize (1961)|
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Feb 8th, 2021
Excellent! I love the movie (which I've watched several times) and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Although it is about racism, it is important for just that reason. A must-read!
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Feb 13th, 2018
I've read this with each of my children as he or she read it for the first time (and a few more times by myself). Love, love, love this!
Jan 4th, 2018
Aug 27th, 2017
Nostalgic and timeless book for the ages. Easy read and good enough to convey some of the historical elements of the time period.
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Jan 12th, 2017
Atticus is the kind of man every man should strive to be
Sep 5th, 2016
Jul 19th, 2016
Fairly good book, though I certainly don't see what all the excitement is about. I can see how in its day it was more of a timely social commentary.
Jun 4th, 2016
A masterpiece !
Jun 1st, 2016
Atticus Finch is the best father in history. The book itself is amazing and well written, invoking sympathy for black people.
Apr 5th, 2016
Same old crap created by the newspapers & tv companies to sell more newspapers & improve tv programmes ratings & generally just bore people to death even more... :( -Myself & Over 250,000 people in the UK & 5 Million americans,Suffer purgatory & Hells flames with "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"/Fibromyalgia/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Could be caused by hypothyroidism),yet NOBODY,esp in the 'newsmedia', gives a shit,W-H-Y is this???
Oct 11th, 2015
This book, a one-hit-wonder from a very unproductive author, is only popular due to a fad that it is actually about civil rights: sucky book.
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Jun 5th, 2015
Great book! But it moved a bit slow in some places... Still highly recommended.
Mar 10th, 2015
Harper Lee does a masterful job through the eyes of a young girl of trying to make sense of a society that doesn't make sense. The character of Atticus is one of literature's greats as he tackles the issue of racism in the south. Well deserving of its classification as a classic.
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Feb 11th, 2015
Adolesence has never been put into words quite like this. A witty and pleasant insight into innocence and integrity.
Jan 23rd, 2015
This was a great book that has lessons that are applicable even today.
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Dec 30th, 2014
A very different view of the South during the depression. Attic us Finch is an inspiring character, a lawyer who defends a black man in a racist town. He inspires his own two children to open their hearts and minds.
Dec 7th, 2014
So brilliantly warm and humorous, it deserves the appreciation it has garnered. Atticus Finch remains one of the greatest character in any piece of literature.
Dec 5th, 2014
Nov 19th, 2014
This novel portrays segregation in the Deep South during the 1930's.
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May 9th, 2014
One of my favorite classic American novels. Racism, alcoholism, violence, poverty, child abuse, rape, all through the eyes of a young girl. To Kill A Mockingbird was loosely based off of Harper Lee's childhood, and is a must read for anyone. A lot of it's messages hold true to this day.
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Feb 15th, 2014
This book managed to be humorous and whimsical almost the entire novel and still tackle some major issues. I loved it.
Nov 17th, 2013
Classic, I really enjoyed this book.
Nov 6th, 2013
Intreging - captivating.. The whole way
Oct 18th, 2013
Awesome read from the start till the end. Although you might lose focus at the near end.
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Aug 24th, 2013
This was a good book, but it was not great. I really feel like it's one of those books a high school student could get away with just watching the movie rather than reading the book because there was just not much action. It seems like the author wanted to make a statement about racism, so she tried to center a story around it, but she didn't quite make it.
Aug 23rd, 2013
Aug 20th, 2013
Throughout the book it felt as if it was all about someone who was a perfect and good versus someone who was a horrible person. There was very little character development. Perhaps the fact that I was expecting so much from this book is what made me dislike the book in the end when it did not measure up.
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Jul 21st, 2013
An amazing book that helps people realize hoe horrible it is to be racist.
Jun 22nd, 2013
This is a great read that delves into sensitive issues and explores them in a funny, compelling way. Harper Lee is a true artist, and this book will remain relevant for many years to come.
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Apr 1st, 2013
I was so excited to read this book but I kept waiting for something to happen, so I persevered and still nothing. I think the movie was so good and far better than the book. If you saw the movie first with Gregory Peck the book will be a let down.
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Mar 10th, 2013
Racism, alcoholism, isolationism, fear, and violence. These are elements that children should not have to experience, but in Harper Lee's classic novel of the depression era American south these are exactly the sorts of things that Jem and Scout Finch encounter. As their father, lawyer Atticus Finch, works to defend a black man in Alabama, the children are faced with many challenges including dealing with the backlash of their father's job, the mysterious and terrifying Boo Radley, economic differences with other children, and a rabid dog. Lee approaches all of these events from Scout's point of view, and each occurrence in the novel is seen with an element of child-like wonder and confusion as she asks questions and deals with the answers. This book is solidly written and deserves the high honors and accolades it has earned over the years. Truly worthy of its classic status.
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Feb 14th, 2013
There's so much hype about this book that you literally expect fireworks to fly from the page. As this did not happen, I was a bit disappointed but it's still an amazing book.
Feb 11th, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird appears on these lists...
4th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
73rd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian
5th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
99th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph
6th on The Big Read by BBC
7th on Books of the Century by Waterstone
40th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek
1st on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books