To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee MAG

December 21, 2012
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


Few novels can charm readers as easily as Harper Lee's one and only classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition, even fewer American debut novels exist that have revolutionized and influenced our country more. Moreover, fewer first novels exist that have won so many coveted prizes. To Kill a Mockingbird was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and then, in 2007, President George W. Bush awarded Lee the Presidential Medal of Freedom for being “a gift to the entire world.”

Because it is a playful book with a serious theme, To Kill a Mockingbird has achieved high praise and favor among readers of all ages. Its premise focuses on the children of a widower – who is also a lawyer – and their friend, as they become aware of social injustices and racism. Scout, Jem and Dill unknowingly open the eyes of a small Alabama neighborhood to the injustices against the black community.

Lee's prose is impeccable. Her descriptions and dialogue, with their Southern flare, are simple yet precise. Her characters – especially Scout Finch – are endearing and lovable from start to finish. Lee uses wit to deal with the themes of racism, rape, courage, coming of age, friendship, family, loss of innocence, and love. She touches the heart of every reader with To Kill a Mockingbird.


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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 1:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm so glad to hear that you'e reading this book. I'm so happy. You must tell me after you what you think about it. Maybe even write your own review for it.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 1:58 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks so much. Means a lot to me.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 1:57 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Yes, I completely agree with you. That is, that her book is amazing. Thank you for commenting.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 1:56 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much, soccer23.

on Sep. 21 2013 at 2:52 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Dear Mckay, I think you'd be delighted to know that I bought both books and I'm currently in the middle of reading "To Kill a mockingbird" and so far it has turned out to be even more amazing that you'd said. This is INDEED such a unique book. Nothing so has ever crossed my eye. 

on Aug. 2 2013 at 10:09 am
writefearless SILVER, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
scare your fear before it scares you.

this is one of my favorite. i love the way Harper Lee make used of how a child  sees the society she lives in. a classic! anyway, i love your review :) just exactly what it is.

on May. 31 2013 at 12:18 pm
SoftballGirl16, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

I had to read this book for my english class this year. It was one of the best books I have ever read. Harper Lee is a genius and I loved the way she explained topics such as racism and integrity. Great article!

Soccer23 GOLD said...
on May. 18 2013 at 7:28 pm
Soccer23 GOLD, Rockton, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

i loved this book! and your review is perfect gives enough detail to make someone want to read it plus it is extremly well written ! 

on Apr. 24 2013 at 4:46 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Don't worry! I'll let you know before I'm "GONE FOREVER" haha oh ...unless it's sudden ddeath that takes me anyway....Thank YOU and I already have that one on my reading list :D

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 1:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Good. I almost thought you ewre gone forever. And yes, I'll pray for you and your exams. You'll do extraordinarily well. I know you will. And yes, read this and so many other novels. Can I recommend one more? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I'm obssessed with it. It'll will make you laugh and cry. It's amazing. A++'s, okay?

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:35 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh no I haven't ...and you must've been wondering why I haven't been reading your stuff lately...Well...EXAMS the inescapable thing....in June InshaAllah I shall go to Islamabad and buy myself all these books ( I already have a list made... :P) And then read them and dude believe me when I do I'll let you know! :D Pray for my exams! I'm so nervous!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 19 2013 at 3:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Hey, have you read the book yet? Just wanna know.

on Apr. 3 2013 at 11:24 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh, definitely...

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 3:38 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 3:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

You should. Tell me if you love it or not.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 3:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you.

on Mar. 30 2013 at 3:21 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Plus the review was really really well-written. The last line: EPIC!

on Mar. 30 2013 at 3:19 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Now that You recommend it, I'm definitely going to read that book! :))))

on Mar. 30 2013 at 12:49 pm
Choirgirl SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
7 articles 0 photos 22 comments
This is a good short review.  I loved this book too.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 22 2013 at 12:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. So kind of you to say that.


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