To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
First published in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has remained widely popular and valued as a classic novel. Perhaps one reason for its ongoing popularity is its striking relevance more than fifty years on. It deals will racism, poverty, the nature of human beings and more issues that people today still relate to.
Although it deals with more ‘adult’ themes, it is narrated through the eyes of a child, which gives the story an innocent perspective, from a person who sees everything at face value with less prejudice than the people around her.
While the historical setting and plot line are interesting, it is the fascinating characters and Harper Lee’s writing style that really top off an already brilliant book.
Found in both the eBook and Adult General Fiction collections.
Reviewed by Emily Reitsma Feb 2017