To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Reading Blog 35

Book # 35                                Words: 99121                                      Date: 24/Apr/2015


Title:  To Kill A Mockingjay                                              Author: Harper Lee                  


Genre ~ Fiction Type:  Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction     



  • Opening Sentence:

When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow


  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:

Mayella’s face contorted, and I was afraid that she would cry again.



  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Inconspicuous – Not clearly visible or attracting attention



  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

Once I read the first passage of this book, I already knew that this book was going to be a book with complex vocabulary. Although I thought that this book was hard to understand, as this book was not my level, I still felt that this book kept me interested and excited. At some parts I knew that I would stumble and have a hard time in understanding it, but I still kept on reading anyway. This book is about a young African girl named Scout Finch that live in Maycomb, Alabama. According to the book, this place was the most boring town you can find. In Maycomb, this book then talks about the life of Scout Finch and the adventures she went through while she was there. I wouldn’t just call this book a book with only one climax and ending, because in my perspective, I see that there are many. There is the part where she joins school, the part where Miss Maudie’s house catches on fire and burns to the ground and there are lots more. I don’t have any experiences like Scout’s because I personally never had gone through anything like what Scout went through. Although I have been through mourning over death, I still don’t find my life as exciting and filled with stories like Scout. I’d recommend this book to whomever that enjoys reading classics like Oliver Twist or Huckleberry Finn. I’d recommend this to them because I feel that they all have one characteristic of having plenty of adventures throughout their lives.





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