Reader Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee book cover

To Kill a Mockingbird,” written from the point of view of a young girl in a small town in 1960s Alabama, is a poignant look at racism, classism and the basic human spirit. It certainly tackles difficult topics — unfortunately, these are topics that we are still struggling with today. However, seeing these issues through the eyes of a child gave it such a sweet simplicity that it gave me hope, like maybe if we all took a moment to think like young Scout Finch, we could really make things better. It was an excellent book that I look forward to reading again and again.

Three words that describe this book: Engaging, thought-provoking, charming

You might want to pick this book up if: I wanted to be reminded there are good people out there and that there is hope for change.


This reader review was submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading. We will continue to share reviews throughout the year.