To Kill A Mockingbird

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Blurb:

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

My Take:

A perfect novel that spawned a perfect movie. Perfection is a strong sentiment when applied to pretty much anything in life. But this book and its accompanying film have earned this distinction. I honestly could not handle being on the island without access to this gem. There’s really nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said about Harper Lee’s masterpiece.

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