To kill a mockingbird
I struggled a little to understand in the beginning, but I found To Kill a Mockingbird really interesting while the story goes on. The important theme is racism, and I liked how each character has all different background and personality.
Also this book is all Scout's (the main character) point of view and I loved it. Scout is a tomboy about 8 years old. By a little girl's point of view the trial of Tom Robinson seemed unfair. Tom Robinson is African-American man who worked for Mayella Ewell, Bob Ewell's daughter. Mayella loved Tom and Bob Ewell puts him on a trial. Even though Tom was innocent, people found him guilty. This shows the racism in America during 1930s. I think Tom Robinson's trial was the main part of the book.
There are some other stories that goes with it too. For example, this book has lots of information about their neighborhood. Especially about Boo Radley, who don’t come out of his house, he was a scary person to Jem (Scout’s brother) and Scout. He was also an interesting character to me throughout the book. At the end I found out that he was watching Jem and Scout for whole time and caring about them. In the middle of the book there was a quote:
“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
I figured out that the mockingbird refers to Boo Radley. This gave me the lesson about racism that You shouldn’t judge other people by what you see outside not inside.
The author, Harper Lee, tells a lot about racism in this book. Racism against poor, African-American, and appearance. I heard that Harper Lee only wrote one book in her entire life and it’s to kill a mockingbird. I thought that she wanted to write about how racism was in 1930s so bad that she wrote this book and accomplished her goal. This was an important topic to talk about with people. The book also gives us many lessons about racism too. If I have friends looking for a book to read, I will strongly recommend this book to them. You should read this book at least once in your life.