To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)

Harper Lee

-   14 years +

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

Powerful and moving, this Great American Novel is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman confirmed for this July, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.

This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.

Product Details

  • Product code: KLM2
  • ISBN: 9780099419785
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 17.7cm x 11.2cm
  • Pages: 309
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 05 00:00:00 BST 1989
  • Book points: 0

Red House Reader Review

Reader review: To Kill a Mockingbird - Paperback - 9780099419785
Sophie Kitching
Red House Reviewer

The classic To Kill a Mockingbird barely needs an introduction, the well-known tale of lawyer Atticus Finch's battle to defend a black man in Southern America in the 1960's, related from the perspective of his two children, Scout and Jem.

What I really loved about this book was how it has so many layers to the story. At first, it can seem like a simple tale of a fascinating childhood full of mystery and adventure, yet if you look deeper, it is a book exploring timeless themes such as racism and injustice and the relationship between parents and children. By presenting it through the innocent eyes of children who see but not always understand, it can be full of morals without seeming righteous.

All in all a really excellent book which I cannot recommend enough, even if you don't usually enjoy books labelled as 'classics'. Now I just can't wait for the sequel…

Reader review: To Kill a Mockingbird - Paperback - 9780099419785
Maribel Ercilla
Red House Reviewer

This book is about a girl called Scout and her brother Jem, and the unfairness of race and class in their town of Maycomb. The characters are very well thought out and each one is very different from the rest. By the end of the book you have a clear picture of most of the characters. It is very gripping, as you want to read on to find out how Jem broke his elbow, which is what you are told at the beginning of the book. You really feel sorry for Scout (who is the narrator) as she struggles to understand why black people are despised. It also makes you think that, even though she is only a child, she manages to see the unfairness of race better than most adults.

It was a really enjoyable book with lots of hidden messages that may not be obvious when you first read it. I would recommend it to ages 13+ because it takes a while to get into it and the language is quite complicated. This book had a deep message and powerful storyline that you are unlikely to forget.


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