To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Setting

Maybury, Alabama. A southern town in the early 1930s, full of pride, prejudice, and segregation.

Summary

Scout Finch, a young girl, in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, has lead a relatively normal childhood. Until her father, Atticus Finch, the town lawyer, is given the seemingly impossible task of defending an innocent black man, accused of raping a white woman.

The Characters

Review

I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird to those around the ninth grade. The characters were interesting and the story was both enjoyable and held a very important meaning about equality and the importance of treating others without prejudice.