Overall I really liked To Kill A Mockingbird. This book is about two young kids, Jem and Scout Finch. They are siblings and they have a neighbor that comes in the summer: Dill. They have exciting imaginations and play crazy games and get in trouble. It is also about the trial of a wrongly accused Negro. Tom Robinson was accused of something he didn’t do and Atticus defended him in court. During the summer, the kids look for Boo Radley, and during autumn, winter and spring they start to attend school. This book has had very good reviews ever since it was published. I think this book definately lives up to it’s reputation. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I didn’t think that I was going to like it very much because it was an assignment and it was required to read it, but if there was any required reading book that I have ever liked, it would be To Kill A Mockingbird.
However, the film version of To Kill A Mockingbird was also very good. I think that the movie portrayed Atticus very well which is very important because if you get Atticus wrong, the whole movie could just crash and burn. They did a very good job of getting the important things into the movie, although they did alter a few things. For the most part, the movie was very accurate. There were some things left out that I noticed, but that could be because movies are usually only around two hours long and they could not fit every little detail into the movie. One thing I didn’t like that much was Boo Radley, I pictured him much differently in the book than the actor they used in the movie. I would definately recommend the movie and the book to anyone.