Forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school, I simply didn’t appreciate the exceptional quality of this book at the time. After a second reading…Oh, how I appreciate it now! The character development is phenomenal. Ms. Lee superbly describes the maturation of two children, Jem and Scout, as they discover that the world is full of injustice. Her exquisite sense of humor is perfectly paired with the seriousness of the storyline. This book portrays small town life in Alabama during the 1930s, focusing on Jem and Scout as they spend their summers trying to catch a glimpse of their
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