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My First Short Story! – The Pink Sweater

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My rating: 5 stars

Scout and Jem Finch spent a good part of their childhood obsessing over their next door neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley, who was rumored to be slightly crazy. But now that they’re older, and more involved with and exposed to more adult topics, most of their time is centered on the trial. Their father, Atticus, is defending Tom Robinson in this trial. Tom is a black man who was accused of raping a poor, white girl, named Mayella. The whole town of Maycomb is very prejudiced and most of them are against Atticus defending Tom. In the end, it all comes down to what is right above what is easy.
It was really hard for me to summarize this book because there is so much that goes on in those pages. There is definitely more to the book than what I described above. But really, To Kill a Mockingbird is such a beautiful piece of literature. I absolutely adored every second of it and I understand why it is one of the greatest praised books. I had to read this for school, that’s why it kind of took me a long time to read it. I wish everyone at school could have enjoyed this book as much as I did. I love how the book is set in a small child’s point of view, especially because it’s about such a mature topic of racism and prejudice. Overall, I loved this book and I think you would have to be out of your mind not to.