To Kill a Mockingbird Review


The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, was written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. This novel is about the life of two children in the south, Jem and Scout. Their father, Atticus Finch, is given the trial of a black man named Tom Robinson. People are judgmental and say bad things about Mr. Finch. Atticus talks a lot about how you should step into another’s shoes and walk around in them. Jem and Scout have always been interested in Boo Radley, their neighbor who has been supposedly locked in his house. In the end they understand the meaning of Atticus’ words. I would recommend this book people above the age of fourteen as it is hard to understand at some times.


The movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, was released in 1962. The film hit most of the key points in the book. It was missing some small details but overall it represented the text well. I liked how well it showed the characters emotions where in the book we could not see exactly how they were feeling. I appreciated the trial scene and how we could see peoples reactions to Mr. Finch’s statements. You could tell that the people really did care about the trial. In the movie there was less detail but it still made sense. It is different but still good. I would recommend this film to anyone because it is easier to understand because you can see all of the information in front of you.