To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I am Thijs. I enjoy reading (maybe a little too much) and being outdoors. I have a younger brother and my favorite dessert is root beer floats.
After reading To Kill a Mockingbird I viewed the way I lived and the things I did differently. I did not know how good this book would be. I thought that it was a book about some racial disparity or something like that. It was not even close to my predictions. Now that I have read To Kill a Mockingbird, I want to read it all over again. It was so interesting, and it was so well written. Also, Scout is so different from any other main character in a book I have encountered. She made a whole new category for herself. She is a fighter, a rebel, a genius, a go-getter, and a curious person. She always likes to learn new things and is feisty. But the best part about her is the energy she brings into the book. She brings a whole new level of humor and excitement. I thought that some other books were the best but compared to this one they do not compare.
To Kill a Mockingbird does a great job of explaining the deep roots of racism that were dug and planted during slavery while at the same time keeping the reader intrigued with the peculiar people of the town and trying to learn about their story. This is an American classic that is one of the most banned books in the U.S. due to the main part and theme of the story which is about racism. At the same time, it is known and read widely because of how great of a book it is. This book takes place in the town of Maycomb, Alabama and follows first to third grade Scout Finch and her very eventful and exciting life. There is a graphic novel about this wonderful story but if you are willing to read for several hours, I would highly recommend reading the actual book. I hope you find this book as good as I did.