Lets be clear. Yes, I clearly had to read this book in high school but I have to be totally honest in the fact that I either don’t remember it all or I didn’t complete it all. While that is a sad truth I will say that I am beyond happy I have read it again.
I don’t exactly think that I need to really get into a review of the details on a book that I am guessing everyone has read before. What I do want to acknowledge is the fact that it is one of the best written books I have come across regardless of what time in my life I have read it. Harper Lee vividly transformed me into Alabama in the 1930’s in a way that other books struggle to bring the reader into the book. Talking about a classic seems silly but I have to say that reading this book as an adult somehow gave me a different vantage point. Potentially it is because most of my own innocence about the world is gone which is a comment Atticus makes to his children often in the book. Regardless I found the book both fantastic and sad in a way that it feels we are dealing with similar issues in 2019 that they faced in 1930. What I can say is that I am actually glad I revisited this book and encourage anyone who hasn’t read it to do so when they find the time.
Overall To Kill A Mockingbird is everything people say it is and I understand why it is required reading for young adults. I do, however, believe it may be better suited for adults to read to revisit the past when we have a better understanding of the world. This book is receiving 8.3 cups of coffee out of 10.
8.3 out of 10