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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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amyhamilton's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful informative reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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senny's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective sad tense slow-paced

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ana____g____'s review

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challenging dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75


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isabellehoule's review

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challenging dark informative sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Every American must read this book before they turn 18 years old. It is a classic and for good reason. I think that everyone should be reading this in 9th grade, every single person. It is such an important part of our history that we cannot let be forgotten. The key to undoing our racism lies in the past. 

When reading this book everyone should think deeply about it. 
Some things to question:
How does the experience for black men in America today compare to the experience of black men in America in the 1930s especially in regards to the criminal justice system? 
How does Mayella use her white privilege to weaponize the oppression that she faces because she is a woman? Would you consider what she did to be a good example of white woman's tears and how harmful it is?

While reading this book is important, I think it is MORE important to read books about black experiences written by black authors as well as books about black people that have themes other than racism. If you read and liked this book and want to learn about and how to help take down racism my advice to you is to diversify your reading list with characters and authors of color (especially black ones). 


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allief7497's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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