Friday, October 29, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Have you guys read it before? Most freshmen in high school are probably either reading it or will read it this year.
I was reading it the other day, and decided to do a post on it.

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

I think it's a good book; many classics we modern teens feel are dry, boring, dull, too original to be original, etc, the list goes on...but I'm sure many will agree with me when I say that this book is NOT dry, NOT boring, NOT dull, and perfectly original.

My Own Summary:

Maycomb County, an isolated little area in southern Alabama, slow and lazy to develop with the rest of American civilization. However, the snarling roots of prejudice and discrimination have found their way beneath Maycomb's unsuspecting, flat landscape. They'll change one family's life drastically;this is Scout's story.

How'd you like it? It's rather brief, but ah well. Didn't wanta spoil anything for ya

If you would like to buy the book or read the synopsis, check out:

All right...I've decided to put forth a little contest. List all the characters, all, including Tim Johnson(ha, just gave you one), without peeking at the book or any other resource. Last names not necessary.

K, here I go:

Miss Maudie
Aunt Rachel
Mayella Ewell
Bob Ewell
Burris Ewell
Tom Robinson

Helen Robinson
Reverend Sykes
Stephanie Crawford
Mr. Avery
Dolphus Raymond
Arthur Radley
Nathan Radley
Miss Merriwether
Miss Alexandra(Scout's Aunt)
Walter Cunningham
Miss Caroline Fisher
Chuck Little
Judge Taylor
Heck Tate
Mr. Gilmer
Mr. Underwood

I solemnly swear that I did not so much as glance at any sort of assisting resource while writing this list.


Ah, I'll throw out another contest. Define the symbol ":D". The best description wins. The prize is...well...ahem. Well, perhaps there is no real prize.


Comments Welcome


  1. im gonna read it this year 2. :D = smiling, a face sympolizing happiness or something funny. lol

  2. In school? Nice :)
    -Be prepared to write some sort of an essay after reading it; I did.