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text 2017-05-06 09:42
To Kill a Mocking Bird - DNF
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

I´m on page 86 of To Kill a Mockingbird and since it is a classic beloved by many readers, I feel bad for saying this: I don´t enjoy this book.

 

After having read a few Coming-of-age stories, I´ve come to the conclusion that I cannot stand stories told through the perspective of a child or an adolescent. Whether it being Dickens´ David Copperfield (another DNF), Dodi Smith´s I Capture the Castle (yeah, right, a DNF) or this book, I´m bored by these kind of stories. I´m not even a big fan of the Harry Potter books, even though I can deal better with a child / young adult narrator in a fantasy setting.

 

Since I have read 86 pages, I can add $1.00 to my bank account for the Booklikes-opoly.

 

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text 2017-04-30 20:48
Booklikes-opoly Readathon Extra Rolls - Final books
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

I had to think over some of the books for the three extra dice rolls, but with the help of BrokenTune I managed to choose a book for all the squares:

 

Frontierland 1: The Thin Man by Dashiel Hammett. I´m not completely satisfied with this choice for this square (because it´s not a western), but I really want to read this book and the title starts with a t. 

 

Frontierland 4: Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie. I have such a huge stack of Christie´s at home, I really need to read more of her books.

 

Main Street 10: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. BrokenTune recommended this book to me and it´s been on my to-read list for ages. And it´s about time that I read it.

 

 

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review 2017-04-09 00:57
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, 50th Anniversary Edition - Harper Lee

How does one review a classic when so many people have reviewed it before? This was a beautiful book, even though the unfairness depicted in it hurts.

 

My only complaint is that there was one disturbing thing that was not addressed. In the trial scene, Tom Robinson said that Mayella Ewell said she'd never kissed a grown man before and "what her pa do to her don't count." I suppose it's because the trial was for Tom Robinson, not Mr. Ewell, and in that time, most people wouldn't turn on a white man while they had a black man to browbeat, but I found the implication to be extremely disturbing and would have liked to have seen the town turn on Mr. Ewell for sexually molesting his daughter, even if they wouldn't turn on him for physically beating her or for bearing false witness against an innocent man.

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text 2017-04-04 20:56
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a story of distinguishing between what is morally right and wrong. The book is set during the time of the Great Depression, and it is told from the perspective of a little girl called Scout. Her father, Atticus Finch, is asked to be the attorney for an African American male who is being convicted of raping a white woman. Scout learns some of the true realities of racism throughout the course of the novel as their family receives many threats for her father representing this man. Ultimately, the moral of the story explains to all readers that we must always try to do the right thing, no matter what the outcome may be, as opposed to standing by and watching dreadful things happen to innocent people. The book’s Lexile reading level is 790L, and it is recommended to be read by students in fifth grade and up. In my classroom, I would want my students to do a scrapbook activity for this book. In each chapter, I would assign them a specific project to do. For example, students could create their own bookmark to start the book. On the bookmark, they could write character names, or draw pictures of the beginning setting. Students would complete each assignment for each chapter, and add their finished product into their scrapbook. At the end of the book reading, students would turn their scrapbooks in for a grade, but they would also present their work to the class. Each book will be unique to each individual student.

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quote 2017-01-18 09:11
“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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