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Lee wrote a groundbreaking book in "To Kill a Mockingbird." It's a story about justice, fairness and
prejudice and how ignorance exacerates the latter and weakens the former Atticus Finch is a lawyer
in a small town in the south who chooses to defend a black man whom he believes is innocent of the charge. of
rape Atticus has two small children. The family (Atticus is a widower) live in the same
neighborhood as a weird hermit, name of Boo Radley. The kids all make up frightening stories about Boo
because he is different. Truth is, he's just a loner, there's nothing scary about him. In the end
he saves the lives of Atticus' children and they are no longer frightened. As for the defendent, Atticus
gets him off when the truth is finally told about the alleged crime he committed. A crime that came out
of lies and prejudices having nothing to do with truth and/or justice. Harper Lee wrote the book in a no
-onsense vernacular style, showing that her long friendship with the excellent writer, Truman Capote certainly
didn't hurt her any.
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