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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee 

Review of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

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       After looking through it again, I can honestly say that To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best books of all time.  In its simplicty, it captures all the complexities of life.  Through this book, we can find the child inside all of us, and we can remember what the true meaning of life and love is.  Each time I read it, I am moved to tears.  To Kill a Mockingbird is, and always will be, a profound emothional experience. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Count Orad

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       The book was the second shortest worst book I have ever read. The only entertaining scene in the book was when the two kids were attacked after the play. The schools should choose a book for novel studies that are actually interesting. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Brittany M 

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       I think this book was a good book and people shoud read it even though i was forced to read this in the 8th grade and didnt understand it its a god book. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by melissa

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       Boo Radley. Do I have to say anything else? 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by FoFo

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       To Kill a Mockingbird is so far the best book I have ever read. It is absolutely amazing, and to think that Harper Lee merely described it as a simple love story. However it is so much more than that. This book is about innocence, racism, love, and many other components. It can be classified as a true piece of American literature, no doubt! Not to mention the fact that the overall meaning is extraordinary! Harper Lee ties in issues that are still very big today as they were in the 1930's. And most importantly after reading this book, I guarrantee that it will change you as a person and make you open your eyes to the harsh and cruel world that we live in today. Please read this book , it will make a huge impact on your own life. It is no surprise to me that To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is on this list. An amazing book, with extraordinarily developed characters. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Lindsey

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       This book is one of my all time favorite.  In my opinion the complexities in our daily routine are put in a very simpler way for anybody to accept and cherish the facts. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Shwethashree

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       I think very hightly of this book and often recommend it. The actual writing ability of the author astonishes me. His description of the drug addicted old woman was fascinating. This book is well written and evokes a feeling of being caught in that time of history. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by TeresaL

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       I cannot believe that this book is number 2! By far WORST read of my life. I hated ever second of it. The only reason I finished it was because I had to for academic purposes. I can understand how it was a revolutionary novel in its time, but times have changed and it's really hard to connect with a novel about such extreme racism and segregation when we're living in a new era, lead by Barack Obama may I add. I just can't enter the time warp that Harper Lee created. And, as ignorant and condescending as this may sound to some of you, I feel like anyone who claims that this is the best novel of all time is just riding the hype and is a conformant with no sense of individuality, who lacks a thurst for the unknown (no offence to almost everyone on this forum). I personally prefer novels that take you outside of this dimension, outside of the norm, as opposed to novels that could be a history textbook with some flare. Boring, boring, boring is my final comment. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by me

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       To Kill a Mockingbird is clearly divided into two halves.  The first half contains many disjointed episodes to give insight into the lives of Jem, Scout, and Atticus.  While informative, it is still dull anmd occasionally boring.  There is not much structure to it.  The final few chapters in the first half are the only ones worthy of praise.  The second half, however, is on the completely opposite end of the spectrum.  It is wonderful in every way.  It contains so many wondeful themes and heart felt moments.  The final two chapters are enough to bring almost anyone to tears.  If you have not read the book, read it.  Don't give up if you find the first half undesireable.  It's well worth it to get to the second half.  Overall, it is certainly not the second best book ever written, but it certainly deserves to be on this list. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Count Orad

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       I read this book when I was 15 years old, and then again at age 19, then again at age 24. I can honestly say this is the best book I have ever read in my entire life. It is a book that grips you and takes you back to your childhood, to innocence. It is a book that represents justice, racism, recession, family, community and courage. It is an amazing book, which if given a poor/bad review is simply because the reader did not understand it or the reader does not value the essence of integrity, youth, innocence and tolerance which in today's world most of us have become deeply desensitised in. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Fahmida

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       This book is much better than 1984, but none of these books deserve to be the best ever written, I mean, Franz Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Eni

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       Read it. It is, so far, the best book an American has written. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by jabber wack

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       I was held at gun point forced by my english teacher...to read this book in highschool... it was torture. i dont recommend it to anyone. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Susan

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       Although obviously on my long list of the best books of all time, I'm afraid to say that the book did not live up to its very high expectations. Yes, I admit, it was very hard to put down, but to be one of THEbest books ever? Sorry, but it just doesn't quite make the bill. Not a dissapointment, but not an amazement either. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Lindsey

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       I first read To Kill A Mockingbird as a high school student, then as a young father, and most recently as a grandfather. You can read this book on many levels. You can go as deep as you desire to go. When virtue is mentioned in the abstract, it can be hard to understand. In the context of this story, the virtues come alive: what justice means, how real courage is lived, how to be generous when it isn't easy to be generous, how to display fortitude when you suspect that you will not succeed at something, how to help another person grow without disrespecting their human freedom, how to reason without letting emotion/passion overwhelm you, the necessity of sacrifice to accomplish something good. This is a profound book but it is no longer taken seriously by many because it speaks to what one ought to do rather than what one has the freedom to do. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by tmd

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       This is an amazing book. Even though some parts are confusing and lengthy, it teaches a great life lesson that every human being should be aware of. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Anonymous

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       Any student who reviews the book poorly most likely did NOT actually read it.  All of my students who honestly read it from cover to cover agree: it's a wonderful and touching book.  And all of my students who did not like it admit that they did not read it.  It may be hard for those who are poor readers, as the vocabulary is tough and descriptions can be very detailed and long.  I suggest listening to the audio version or have someone read it out loud.  It's one of those novels every single person should read at least once in their lifetime. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Mrs. O

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       This book was just plain boring. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by jessejob

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       I thought this book was great. The story and the characters were entertaining. A memorable and lovely book. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Shannon

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       There is not a lot to add about To Kill A Mockingbird. Mostly I want to throw my voice out into the world and say that I too cherish this book and the memory of reading it. Twenty years after reading the novel it still presents a clear image in my head and a strong feeling in my gut. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Jeff

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       I quite enjoyed the book. The language used by harper lee is one generation primitive.I had minor hiccups in understanding words used to describe some situations.The idea of reading a  novel such as this having predominantly an adult  story and characters through  the eyes of an eight year old was a welcome concept.The novel deserved the pulitzer for the social message it sent out but as a reader i have read far more gripping novels than this.I certainly wont recommend this  novel to be at number 2 position.a worthwhile read nevertheless. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by jishnu jigajeeve

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       i had to read this book for my freshman year...WORST BOOK OF MY LIFE! it really was. i DO NOT reccomend this book to anybody.... 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by nicole

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       A wonderful book not because of its social message or moral fiber, rather TKaM stands up as an amazing literary work because of the writing--the memorable characters, charming scrapes, and voice (powerful despite--or in--its naivete, often humorous by accident).  The story actually feels like it could've been your own childhood.  Top-notch story-telling. 

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Anonymous

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       A True American classic.. a beautiful depiction of life during Harper Lee's era. Harper Lee's masterpiece is a heartrending story of justice, growing up, racial injustice, and the Quest to find the mocking birds that linger somewhere in our lives... 

       A Highly recomended read..  

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Fayadh Al-Mosawi

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         Personally I thought the book did not live up to its reputation and certainly in my opinion not worthy of the number 2 position. The book has strong points and it was an OK read. There were moments of suspense and important issues of injustice and prejudice etc were brought up. I will also say that it  was an excellent description of that era and an american classic and I praise it for those reasons but I wouldnt recommend it to a friend it is very overrated not what I was expecting when decided to read it.

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by alex

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         AMAZING! From the opening paragraph of this novel one knows that it is set to be an american classic. Lee created a masterpiece that takes on the most intimate emotions and struggles that our conscience faces: right and wrong, good and evil, growing up and the leap from child to adult, class struggle and virtue. Easily the number 1 GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME. I am a student of education and plan to read this with my students every year that I teach as the culmination to our year long study of being human. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this work to every one considered to be a part of the human race.

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Guymon

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       I should say that the book decided to tackle a very serious and extremely controversial issues, it was very amazing for an author to put things that way. However, there are certain points of that led to it's partial dilapidation. The book lacks chronicles and has a loose plot

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee was reviewed by Noirtrine seth Vecylik

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