TKAM Review

TKAM Review

Kelsey Lucas, Reporter

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is a classic novel loved by many. The novel takes place in the 1930s  and mainly focuses on 6 year old Scout, as well as her father Atticus, her brother Jem, and her neighbors. Lee emphasizes the struggles going on in the early 1900s, the main issue being racism. She also includes many themes in the novel, making it both an educational and interesting story-line. The themes include the coexistence of good and evil, the importance of education, and the presence of social injustice.

Overall, I would give this novel a great review and would rate it a 9/10. I found Lee’s writing style very compelling and her ideas seemed to flow quite well. She used strong vocabulary and her writing and wording fit well with the early 1900s style she was going for.  She had many sub-plots and multiple themes, which added a unique touch to the novel.

The characters were all unique and very fitting for the novel. I loved how she made Atticus a single parent who was wise beyond words and taught his children important lessons during rough times. Scout was a typical 6 year old who enjoyed being a kid, yet at the same time she was quite mature for her age and she deeply cared about her family and their safety. Jem was like Scout’s partner-in-crime and he enjoyed being a kid, as well. Although as the story continued, Jem started to become more mature and wanted to be just like his father.