Sunday, March 22, 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird Written by: Harper Lee





This week, I started reading To Kill a Mockingbird, By: Harper Lee. I wasn't very sure what the book was about but I've heard it’s a great book so I picked it up. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a lawyer from the South defends a black man charged of rape of a white girl. I only have read 38 pages of the book and at first I was very confused. Lee goes all over the place in the beginning. She puts it in the daughter of the lawyer’s perspective and talks about multiple characters at once. At first, I wanted to put the book down but slowly the author redrew me back into the book. 

So far what has happened was, the girl named Scout and her brother, Jem have grown close together and she is about to start school. In the summer, she meets a boy named Dill. He looks like he is 3 but really; he is 7 and loves to read. Over the summer, the 3 of them grew inseparable and made so many memories. One day Dill said he wanted Boo Radley to come out of his house. Then the author makes the reader wonder, who is Boo Radley? Lee builds up so many suspicions of who the character is because, the town feared him, and he was a dangerous person. His father is a crude man that no one likes and Boo got into a bad group of boys and did very bad things. Later, Boo was arrested and put into this strict school for boys to get good education and focus. His father thought that was a terrible idea and told the judge he would fix his son. The judge knowing his father keeps his word willingly, let him. Ever since then, the Radley’s were dangerous and feared of. Boo never came out of the house so everyone started making these scary rumors about him. When Jem and Scout told Dill all these rumors, he wanted to see him. So they tried to go to his house but failed to because they were scared. Then, when summer was over, Scout went to school for the first time, starting a whole new different adventure.

A lot goes on in the book and may things happen at the same time. That’s what keeps the book so lively. I want to continue reading this book because I still haven’t gotten to the part where the lawyer (girl’s father) gets a case about a black man charged of rape of a white girl and why the man defends him. I have lots of questions running through my head and hopefully Lee answers them by the end of the book.

Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN7dbfT7Wiw