I can’t believe it took this long for me to finally read this awesome book. In fact, I “borrowed” To Kill A Mockingbird from a friend three years ago and I think I may just keep it! You could not believe this book was published in 1960 as the writing and the attitudes feel contemporary, and the issues are still very much prevalent. The novel has a strong moral core that would inspire readers of all ages to be compassionate, open-minded, and tolerant. Despite this, the American Library Association reported that the novel was number 21 of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 2000-2009, and some criticise it for becoming too dated in how it handles the theme of racism. For a novel published in 1960, I believe it’s held up pretty well and can still teach us a lot about being human.

I give it 5 mockingbirds out of 5!