I don’t know how I got to this age without reading To Kill a Mockingbird. It was probably due to how renowned it is; I tend to shy away when something is so iconic. It’s often a let-down.
This novel proves I need to kick that mindset to the curb. I was hooked from the instant I started reading. Lee gets us into Scout’s mind so perfectly, and actually the perspective of someone so young on such a pivotal moment is truly intriguing. It does take a while to get to the real theme of the novel, but I actually didn’t mind that. I was so invested in Scout that I was happy to follow where her mind and life took her.
It’s sometimes hard to remember how life was and how people were to one another due to skin colour. It’s terrifying to think it wasn’t so long ago; and equally terrifying that we still haven’t come far enough. It’s definitely something everyone should read, cherish and understand. I am sad I didn’t get to it sooner, but incredibly glad I have read it.