To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition)

by Harper Lee

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ISBN-13: 9780062369635
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 15,082
File size: 113 MB
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About the Author

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, which became a phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in July 2015. Ms. Lee received the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors. She died on February 19, 2016.


Monroeville, Alabama

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1926

Date of Death:

February 19, 2016

Place of Birth:

Monroeville, Alabama

Place of Death:

Monroeville, Alabama

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first looked at the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" I thought that it looked like a boring old book that I was going to be forced to read. I was one hundred percent positive that I would not like it one bit. But by the time I was on the 6th chapter I could not put it down. This book was amazing. Although it was written through the eyes of a six-year-old girl it is a very deep book. The concept of racism and prejudice in this book was shown perfectly through the eyes of Scout. The innocence that the victims, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, showed was clear throughout the whole book. I enjoyed this book for several reasons. One is the fact that even though Harper Lee wrote this book in 1960 the book opened my eyes to the fact that the concept of racism and prejudice is still happening today. This was an interesting glimpse into this subject for me because I live in a very diverse community and all of my friends and peers are pretty tolerant of each others' differences. Reading this book taught me that racism could affect everyone. Using interesting characters and getting me involved in their personal stories made the issues of civil rights and racism more real to me. Usually when you have to read about racism it involves dates in a history book and people you can't relate to, but "To Kill A Mockingbird" was written in a way that was easy to read and more people can relate to Scout and her family. I also liked this book because it showed how growing up is an important and inevitable part of life. At some point you can't shelter children from every bad thing in the world that comes along. In the story, Atticus eventually had to sit down with Jem and Scout and explain to them about bigotry and what was going on in their community. He understood that they were growing up and, in turn, he set an example of what a good person was like. I liked how even though the book was written through Scout's eyes, Harper Lee still was able to catch how Jem was affected by having Scout observe the changes in her brother and talk to her Dad about it. Even though the book touches on more mature ideas and concepts, I feel that this book is a sure hit for all ages. This book is a true classic and unquestionably deserved the Pulitzer Prize.
Renelche More than 1 year ago
This is such a moving book. It is rich with southern texture. A coming of age tale in the Depression Era south, the book speaks to people today as much as it did when it was written. Every time I read it, I find that it tells me more about children, adults, feelings, and how we deal with one another as people. I also find that, each time I read it, I am uplifted.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A definite Must Read for most any age. I'm a highschool student myself, though I read it on my own time because my mom recomended it, despite the fact several of my friends did not enjoy it. It's a real classic though, very well written that not only was it meaningful, but easy to get through. Before you knew it, you could be 100 pages in, only meaning to read 10. Harper Lee did an amazing job of developing not only her characters, but the whole feel of the small southern town, as well as a wonderful message something that's seriously lacking in many modern books, and though sometimes you'll wonder what a scene has to do with the book at all, it all comes together neatly at the end. Told from the eyes of a 8 year old growing up was a brilliant touch, giving a lot more emotion to it. An amazingly written book that everyone should read, To Kill A Mocking Bird will probably be a timeless classic, if it's not already.
AmuseBuche More than 1 year ago
When I told friends that I had spent the weekend re-reading To Kill A Mockingbird, they were skeptical and even asked, "What do you have a test on Monday?" This classic tale of adolesence is part of our American fabric. Read as a student while you were in high school the injustice of racism screams to you. Read as a parent the themes of how to parent, how to let your child grow, how to accept your child for who she is, how to allow your child to grow up speak to you. If you haven't picked up Harper Lee's classic since high school, now is the time.
Anthrogrl More than 1 year ago
As a native of the Southern U.S., this book means a lot to me. I first read it in sixth grade in my English class. For those who aren't familiar with Harper's novel, the plot focuses on a small, Depression-era town in Alabama. A black man is accused of raping a white woman, and the town's well-respected lawyer and widower, Atticus Finch, decides to defend the accused. Narrated through the eyes of Atticus's daughter, Scout, Harper portrays the violence, prejudice, and feelings of the American South during a very difficult time. Atticus, unsurprisingly, incurs the wrath of the town for defending a black man, but ultimately wins the respect of his two children. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a deeply moving and poignant story about childhood innocence, as Scout and her older brother try to understand the nature of violence and prejudice. Everyone should read this novel-period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, like most other reviewers of this book, read To Kill A Mockingbird in English class. I never thought that I would read a book for school that I couldn't put down. It is obvious that Harper Lee was from a small southern town because the plot is so real. I wouldn't have read this novel if I didn't have to because a lot of people said it was boring, but I thought it was one of the best books I've ever read. I read ahead of the class and finished it weeks before the rest of my class did, while I normally fall behind when reading novels for school. This book was very unpredictable, so I had no idea what would happen next. This book deals with racism and general everyday life in the south at the time of the Great Depression through the eyes of a child. I highly recommend this book to all people who like a book that will make them laugh and cry.
YULIUS10 More than 1 year ago
To Kill a Mockingbird is a story that exposes the cruelty of prejudice toward the African American population in the 1930s. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl named Jean Louise Finch (Scout). Scout and her older brother Jem are raised by their widowed father, a lawyer named Atticus, in a small town of Maycomb County, Alabama. One Summer Scout and her brother meet a young boy named Dill who comes from Mississippi to spend the summer with her aunt. Scout, Jem and Dill become good friends and become fascinated with a man called "Boo" Radley, who has not been seen outside of his house for many years due to his scandalous past since he was in prison. Scout, Jem, and Dill believe Mr. Radley is a big and evil man. During this time in the South, racism and discrimination toward black people was common. Scout's father becomes a defense attorney for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman. I really like To Kill a Mockingbird because it gives me a better understanding about how sometimes, we as people can be prejudiced and intolerant without reason. The book is an eye opener and shows an interesting glimpse into the cruelty that some people had to go through in the South during the 1930s. Reading this book shows the evil affect of racism. If I could suggest a change I would decrease the number of minor characters to gain a more personal view and also add a second point of view to get a different perspective aside from Scout's. I think with these changes would benefit the readers and keep the story more interesting. I recommend people read this book. I find it to be interesting , powerful and it makes a great statement on how justice can be changed by racism.
Karla3401 More than 1 year ago
This novel takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s during The Great Depression. The protagonist Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch lives with her slightly older brother, Jem, and her father Atticus who is in solitary. The entire nation is struggling to become accustomed to the change of economy; however because Atticus is a lawyer, the family is getting by without much trouble. Meanwhile, African Americans are being discriminated upon and Scout is try to understand why people are judging others by the color of their skin. This book demonstrates the racial disagreements from the past in a white person’s point of view without giving people the wrong idea. Reading this novel exposed me to the American practices during that time that I did not know were performed. It showed me a different light of the United States because I am not used to that much racial conflict. Even though discrimination and racism still exists to this day, I saw the harsher reality from the past. For instance in the novel, a black man by the name of Tom Robinson was accused of raping a Caucasian woman, Mayella Ewell. During the trial, it shows that there is hardly any support for Mr. Robinson even when there is evidence to defend his side. This novel connected to me emotionally because it reminded me that things were not just for colored people in the past; and that not all white people were supporting the system. This book can relate to anyone who has felt cruelty and discriminated upon by any means.
MSB4B More than 1 year ago
To Kill A Mockingbird was a very good book. It was written well, had interesting characters, and was an interesting story. The words flowed nicely and had nice language. The characters were complex and fascinating. The characters were portrayed as real people trying to make a difference. They came across as remarkably ordinary people in a small town, but still made an impression on the reader. The story started off slowly. There was not much action and only hints of a real conflict. However, this was the point in the story in which the author introduced the character's personalities and prepared the reader to understand why some characters acted the way they did in Part 2 of the book. In the second part, the conflict was introduced subtly. It had been mentioned before, but only a little bit. As the story started moving along, the reader could see how the characters reacted to certain people and events, which set the way for the climax. I thought the author did a very nice job moving the story along at this point. The author kept the reader's attention and did not reveal everything, allowing the reader to think about the story and infer things from characters' actions. I really enjoyed reading this book and understand why this book is considered a classic and should be read by everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Briana2548 More than 1 year ago
To Kill A Mockingbird , a piece taken place in Maycomb, Alabama county in the 1930’s by Harper Lee . The novel tells us the story of two young children, Scout and Jem. Scout was a 6 year old girl. She was a tomboy and lived with her older brother Jem. Jem was a serious young boy, he was 8 years old. The two children live with their father, and their maid Calpurnia who cared for them most of the time.Scout and Jem’s mother had died when Scout was only 2 years old , Jem was 6. Throughout the book Scout and Jem are faced with many themes in the novel. For example, segregation and racism since it still was the 1930’s and that was still around. Two other themes that were really more towards the children were the loss of innocence and coming of age.Many other facts are read in the book if paid attention to carefully , like Scout and Jem’s full names which were “ Jean Louise Finch “ which was Scout and Jem’s was “ Jeremy Atticus Finch “. Scout is a really aggressive girl and is always getting in trouble for it throughout the novel. As for Jem he’s more like a risk taker and this shows in some events in the piece.I would really recommend this book, the events taken place are really interesting and I got really into the novel when reading it.
JenHoefer More than 1 year ago
Thesis -- Atticus consistently parents by providing suggestions for dealing with difficult situations and holding his kids to high standards of behavior; thus laying the foundation for his children to grow up to be morally-centered citizens. One parenting strength of Atticus Finch is his ability to take the various scrapes and confusing situations his kids get into, and translate these instances into clear suggestions for Scout and Jem. One specific time Atticus gives this guidance is to his daughter Scout: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." (Lee 30). In this part of the story, Scout asks her father why she has to follow the school rules while some of her classmates do not. Atticus explains the idea of empathy; that one person cannot truly know what someone else experiences unless he puts himself into their place. Instead of allowing Scout to simply jump to conclusions, Atticus advises Scout to use the communication tool of empathy, which she can use to understand other people better, and therefore be more productive in her dealings with others. Similar advice is given when Atticus reminds Scout that Miss Caroline probably also had a rough first day of school and Scout should remember that they both learned a lot today (Lee 30). This is a wise piece of advice because it will help Scout to be less judgmental and will help her get along with other people. By prompting her to consider views other than her own, Atticus is teaching Scout to become a caring member of society. So because of her father's guidance, no matter what circumstances society may present to her, Scout has learned to be a good person (and therefore a good citizen) by taking others into consideration before making judgments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book was about a middle aged lawyer named Atticus who was defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white girl. Because he was defending Tom Robinson Atticus' kids were getting made fun of by all the towns' people. All of this drama teaches them a lot of life lessons which helps them mature. The theme of this book was don't punish something if it did nothing wrong. I agree that if something is innocent you shouldn't punish it. Harper Lee does a great job in showing the theme and teaching that lesson to whoever reads her book. She states the theme in the book using a metaphor with a mockingbird. Atticus told Jem and scout not to shoot the mockingbirds, because they did not harm anything. They didn't ruin the crops they just sang beautiful songs for everybody to here. She also implies the theme with Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Also the story taught a lot about the racism back then. How the black people's church was a place white people gambled every day but Sunday. On top of that they didn't have enough money to get a bible for everybody. Another way Lee shows racism is how Jem and Scout got made fun of just because their dad was defending a black guy. My opinion about this book is that it was good it kept me very interested and taught me a valuable lesson. I was sad to hear she retired writing after To Kill a Mockingbird. She did really well on this book and I would have liked to read other books written by her. I liked how she wrote about something that was so real back then. How she used the racism and Tom Robinson being accused of rape to teach a lesson to people. Also the book was very interesting. I don't like to read and I couldn't put this book down after I started reading it. It's a bestseller and I can see why now. This is now one of my favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read "To Kill A Mockingbird" when I was 10 years old. While I would not recommend it for most children that age, it became one of my favorite books; 42 years later, it is still a favorite. Harper Lee instilled such depth in each character and created such a rich portrait of a small Southern town, that this is a story to be read, re-read and cherished for a lifetime.
Demetri1202 More than 1 year ago
You should read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it tells the story of Scout Finch a young girl trying to live in the small town of Maycomb. Anyone who reads this book would learn how you can’t just judge someone based on what they look like or the color of their skin. You should read this book if you like reading about mystery. This book takes place in the 1900’s when racism is still alive, but Atticus Finch a lawyer in Maycomb is trying to defend an African American even though the people of Maycomb are threatening him. Life was hard was hard at the time of racism.
Armando1 More than 1 year ago
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee takes place during the great depression, there is race discrimination taking place, and the main characters Scout and Jem are witnessing it. Scout’s dad Atticus does not like the race discrimination so he tries to help a black man in court. This novel To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best high school curriculums, since we need to learn about the past and how it affected people. Throughout the novel you learn many things about segregation and the great depression, also this book is good for high school students because we’re at the right age to start learning how people lived during the great depression. For example the Finch family are good people and want to help stop race discrimination, but it's hard for them because no one wants to help but go against them. Many readers like this book because it's deep into history and actually describes how people used to live during those hard times. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in segregation and equal rights because it's has all types of information and, find out that its was difficult to live in that time period.
Sydni19 More than 1 year ago
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out to us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill A Mockingbird, set in the time of the Great Depression, is about the coming of age for Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She sees the world from different perspectives and sees that the world isn’t all what it seems. She experiences racial segregation and prejudice with Tom Robinson with his trial against the Ewell residence. Also, she experiences it with Arthur “Boo” Radley when he is falsely accused. This book is on almost every school in America’s curriculum because of historical accuracy and the lessons taught. It covers how America was in the time of the Depression and the way people were treated. To Kill A Mockingbird is not only an interesting to book to read, it also teaches students lessons on how to treat people and to consider other people’s views of the world. As Atticus Finch says, “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.”
Itzel More than 1 year ago
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character Scout is six years old experiencing the loss of innocence through the cases that her dad Atticus Finch, had to defend. Scout’s brother Jem, is becoming mature as he wants to accompany his dad in defending an African American. This book is a great book to read in school to educate us in racism in the early 1930’s in Maycomb County, Alabama. This also great novel because it it examines racism through children's eyes. To Kill A Mockingbird is also, a novel based on Lee’s life as a young child growing up with a racist society. Lee is represented as Scout Finch. The people in the town Maycomb never took the chance to really “walk under their skin” to get to know someone, so they would say things about them that wasn't true. I read this novel my freshmen year and out of all of the ones my class read this had to be my favorite one overall because it always kept on the edge my feet wanting to know what would happen after every chapter. Throughout the novel there was a lot of foreshadowing while Atticus was defending a black man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is amazing. At first the book was forced upon me to read, but then I found myself reading it in my free time and loving it. It is about a small, quiet, southern town called Maycomb. The story is narrated by a young girl known as Scout (real name is Jean Louise) Finch. It is a tale about her growing up while her dad is defending an African American man in court. She has to put up with racial slurs that are aimed her way at school and by Mrs. Dubose. Her brother Jem is growing up and it is very obvious to Scout because he soon doesn't want to play with her and starts acting like their father Atticus. Every summer, their friend Dill comes over to stay for a while. When he is there, Jem, Scout, and Dill do lots of sneaking around and trying to get Boo Radley out of his house. Boo Radley is a very mysterious character, as he doesn't go outside, yet somehow manages to provide fun and activities to the kids. This book has great character development and provides an accurate idea of the problems of racism in the past. It also reminds you that racism is still going on today in some parts of the country and there are many attitudes expressed in real life that are expressed in the book. Harper Lee did an outstanding job of describing scenes and really putting a firm picture of what was going into your head. This book is not an action packed roller-coaster, but a drive up a mountain: very beautiful, but you drive a thin line and one mistake and you will roll all the way down. I recommend this book to anyone who is mature enough to handle some of the sensitive material and appreciates good, classic literature.
Spin_Nightwalker More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this for a class and I finished it before everyone else because it was an intriguing read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this classic for a group discussion for a book group, and I hadn't read it since I was a child. Its theme of racial injustice is not as powerful as it probably was upon its initial publication in 1960, but the overriding theme of the death of innocence endures. The plot, which lacks pacing at times, is not the book's strongest element the real reason the book endures is because of Lee's flowing prose (copied shamelessly and often: see The Secret Life of Bees for example) and strongly drawn characters, most of whom were based on real-life relatives, friends and neighbors.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Armando Ortez Harper lee's To kill a mockingbird is a worth reading.First language is spectacular for readers to get exposed to.The view makes more worth your time.Finally shows how courageous people can be.The book affected me.It shows how scout was childish when she was 6 then 2 years after she acts in a adult way even more ladylike and to see people around her as actual human beings.Which in the novel it deals with racism .Which played a role during the great depression.Which is a good way for kids or young adults know how it played out.Not only that it connects with Harper lee because she intended to make relate to her life ,not a biography.
Anahi25 More than 1 year ago
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Harper Lee symbolises one of the main characters named Scout. Scout is a tomboy who often causes fights at school but is a curious and caring person. In this book there are many themes, some i agreed with and some i did not. In the book there is a character named Scout that is one of the main characters along with her brother Jem, her father Atticus and the mysterious neighbor named Boo Radley. Scout and Jem are curious kids who want to know more about Boo Radley while Boo is secretly getting to know more about them. Atticus is a lawyer who takes a case against his client, a black man, Atticus is a great lawyer. Some of the themes in this book are Racism and Loss of Innocence. This book did not relate to me in a emotional way, however it did in a logical way. An example of this is Logos because during the trial Atticus made excellent points that were relating to the case. This book is about racial injustice in maycomb Alabama and how it affected Jem, Scout, and Atticus. I enjoy reading the way that Harper Lee describes what happened in this book and the way she phrases each sentence makes it easy for you to understand. This book can mean many different things to different people, some might relate and others might not. Overall this was an amazing book and i enjoyed reading this literary piece.