Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, “To Kill a Mockingbird” follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus–three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman
This book is a timeless classic for a reason. There are some spiritual themes found in this book- like compassion for instance. Focused on the topics of racism, Tom Robinson (a Negro), is accused of raping a white woman. Due to being black, he wasn’t treated fairly- SPOILER: falsely accused just because he is black.
Then, there’s Boo Radley—lots of rumors are spread about him. However, one can’t get to know someone unless they actually get to know someone. Boo actually looks after Scout and Jem, leaving them presents and protects them from harm.
As the book says, it is wrong to “kill a mockingbird”. It actually took my parents years to convince me to read this book. I never got to read this book in high school. Here’s what I know- I wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much if I was stuck reading it in high school as opposed to now. Atticus is an amazing father, and I loved that me wanted to defend Tom Robinson, but I hated that people called a “ni…r” lover- that is offensive.