Nandana Surendran, an eighth grader from Texas, recommends To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a well written, and intricately woven novel written by a woman named Harper Lee. The book is about the life of two children in their hometown.
I recommend this book because it teaches you the importance of respect, family, and love, as well as empathy for others. The protagonist of the book, Scout, learns very important and interesting life lessons from her father, Atticus, and also seeks new, hilarious adventures throughout her childhood with her brother Jem. These two guide us through what life is like for them in Maycomb County, Alabama, and their day-to-day journeys with different people.
Another reason why I believe you should read Harper Lee’s wonderful novel is because it is relatable to the reader and exciting to read. Whether you are kid or an adult, you can think about your childhood and relate to those of the characters in this book. The issues Scout has to deal with in her school and her society, can be relatable to all ages, genders, and types of people. The book is written in the perspective of a child, making it understandable, and more relatable.
My last reason on why I recommend To Kill a Mockingbird is because it teaches many important lessons, such as don’t judge a book by it’s cover. This book really gets these messages across, and allows you to understand them.
Overall, I believe To Kill a Mockingbird is a great book, and is definitely something everyone should read.