Wednesday, 1 July 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird

Written by: Harper Lee
Published in:1960
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime Fiction
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Some books are too famous that words are insufficient to explain it. 'To Kill a Mockingbird', an acclaimed classic by the bibliophiles all over the world is one among them. An exceptionally brilliant book which depicts the serious issue of discrimination through the eyes of younger children.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' tells the story a brave lawyer's attempt to save a black man who is accused of raping a young white girl. The entire story is narrated through the eyes of Atticus's little girl Scout, who keenly observes all things surrounded her with a curious but innocent mind. The first part of the book tells Scout, Jem (her loving and caring brother) and Dill's (their chum who is too imaginative) daring attempt to bring Mr Arthur Radley ( A Mystery Man) out of his house. Their wild and funny imaginations make the reading more interesting. The second part tells Atticus's gallant efforts to rescue an innocent man from a trial. An engrossing and powerful story!.

Mr Atticus Finch, the protagonist in this book has become one of my favourites. He believed in humanity and everyone was equal in his eyes. He stood up and raised his voice against racism. He never judged any man with a prejudiced attitude and was always against it. Atticus was a caring father, a good pal to his children, hardworking and sincere and earnest and courageous and many more qualities he had. He is the epitome of heroism; for he did what everyone else was afraid to do. I have got a new hero :).

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Award winning book teaches us to stand up for what we believe in. The story also reminds us to not to judge anyone blindly. Though the book discusses racial injustice in society, it also has elements of humour, warmth and innocence. Read this book and find out yourself why it has never been out of prints since original publication.

You will never know how a person feels if you can't stand in his/ her shoes. You will never know why many book lovers adore this book if you don't read it. Read this book without any expectations and I am sure you will be delighted.

I am eagerly waiting for my copy of 'Go Set a Watchman' (sequel) from Amazon. It will be published on July 14th :).

Happy Reading!!!