Okay, okay. I’ve been a bit shit but I am going through a break up so I think I’m allowed some lenience! This is the book I read and should have reviewed last week. This weeks will be uploaded tomorrow.
I loved this book. I am pretty sure I will be reading it again and again.
Atticus reminds me of my granddad so much, I couldn’t help but feel a strong attachment to him. But to be honest, even if he didn’t I still would have loved him.
Commenting on the issue of race, in early 20th century Southern America, Lee tells her story through the eyes of an innocent child learning about the cruel reality of the world. Naturally, this is a really clever way to get her comment across as it allows the reader to relate to the naivety of Scout. And it works.
It not only shows you how society is what shapes our thoughts towards others and that when we are children we see each other as equals, but it highlights the sadness of the normality racial issues had in everyday life as Lee combines them with Scouts childlike worries and adventures.
If you haven’t read this yet, you definitely should. Not only is it a great comment on an important topic, it’s also simply a great read with compelling characters you can’t wait to love.
Next: Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary.