To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by seedstarter of Neptune, New Jersey USA on 2/7/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by seedstarter from Neptune, New Jersey USA on Monday, February 07, 2005
This was one of my all-time favorite books that I read in school. I saw it for sale at the library, and although its condition is "delicate" (no marks, two tattered, but legible pages), I picked it up to pass along to anyone who hasn't had the chance to read this classic. For those who don't know the story, here's the excerpt from the back cover:

"The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became 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.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior--to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 15 million copies in print and translated into 10 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."

2/7/05: Offered on
Accepted by: HoserLauren
2/8/05: Mailed to HoserLauren. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 14, 2005
Thanks so much for sending this.
This book looks like it's had a good life! I'm looking forwards to reading it.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It seems like most people I know got a chance to read this book in high school. It wasn't required reading for me in high school so it took me a while to get around to reading it. I'm glad I did and I'm sure I'll read it again later in my life.

Everyone knows this story is of a sleepy town in Alabama during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Finch family, with lawyer father Atticus, son Jem, and daughter Scout. The two kids have an innocent and somewhat naive view of the world, which starts to change when Atticus is told to represent Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a white teenager. These were the days of strong racial prejudice and while Atticus doesn't worry about himself, he does worry about what his kids will have to endear during and after the trial. It's a story of growing up and good vs. evil.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I really took to each member of the Finch family and felt that Atticus Finch was one of the most enjoyable fathers to read about in literature. The life lessons he wanted to impart on his children were so simple and yet so essential. He was a true advocate for justice and made sure to act in such a way that he could come home and face his kids, proud of what he had done. The two children were just as endearing; Jem always protecting and teaching his sister, Scout always having innocent inquiries and trying to do good by her family.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 24, 2011
This book is with me!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I read this book while in high school and decided to give it a re-read.

This book is set in a sleepy Alabama town in the Great Depression. The Finch family, Atticus the father and Jem and Scout, his son and daughter are the main characters. Atticus is a father that does not say 'do as I say and not as I do' but actually lives the exemplary life. He imparts wisdom and humour and is honourable.

Atticus represents Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a white teenager. Atticus is concerned about how the trial and his representation of a black man will affect his children.

This story although about racial prejudice is more about compassion and honour, kindness and cruelty, and innocence.

I loved this book every bit as much as the first time I read it decades ago. A real classic!!!!

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 10, 2012
This book is back with me and about to be released!

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 10, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/10/2012 UTC) at Toronto, Ontario Canada


A co-worker expressed interest in reading this book so I'll be passing it along to them.

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