Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Genre: Literary Fiction
For: F2F book club, Lit Flicks Challenge, Pulitzer Prize Project
I wanted to wait and do a review after I'd seen the movie too, so I could compare. But I'm not sure I'll ever get time for the movie, so if I do, that will be its own separate post I guess.
I read this book before, sometime, I can't remember when. High school maybe? I didn't remember much about it except I really liked it. Recently it's been on the radar again mostly because it was the local library's Big Read pick of the year. I missed most of the fun discussions and programs they had in connection to the event, but since they were giving out free copies, we decided to add it to our book club line up and we'll be discussing it this week.
As I said, there was much I didn't remember. I didn't realize Scout was so young. I'd forgotten how cute and funny she was. I didn't remember the whole Boo Radley thing and all the funny situations they got themselves in. I didn't remember the friend Dill at all.
I DID remember Atticus and what a great character he is. I DID remember the injustice of the race situation and all the emotion involved in that.
I totally enjoyed reading this book again. I loved all the southern phrases used throughout the book and realized that many of them have made their way through to my family even though it's been a hundred years since my great great grandparents lived there.
I really do hope I get a chance to watch the movie because I don't think I've actually ever seen it the whole way through, just bits and pieces here and there.
Next up for the F2F Book Club: Wuthering Heights!