Saturday, 14 August 2010

Top 100 YA Novels (#3)

#3 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

[694 points - 96 #1s, 30 #2s, 9 #3s, 11 #4s, 15 #5s, 7 #6s, 6 #7s, 2 #8s, 5 #9s, 4 #10s]

"Life isn't complete without this book." Ciara O'Shea

"It talks about courage, conviction, justice, fairness, fear of differences and the importance of family - possible the most important things children can learn about." Steph

"Is there really anything that can be said? It's a masterpiece." Rachel Richardson, student.

"Scout's perspective is endearing and heartfelt, and we grow up with her as she encounters her first real experience with the ugliness in the world." Kristen Palic, teacher.

Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel—a, a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

Is there anything I can add about this classic that hasn't been already said?

Beloved by many.

9 comments:

Robbie (BoywithBooks) said...

This makes me happy inside.

Short story. I had to read this my freshman year in high school, and I did not particularly want to. It started out and I didn't like it very much at first, but it is now one of my favorite books. :)

Pens said...

Top five is looking awesome so far :)

Chapter Chicks said...

I adore this book. Have you read Beautiful Creatures? It focuses a lot on it.

Critica said...

I just read this book last month, and I loved it. I'm very happy it made it so far down the top 100. :)

John The Bookworm said...

This is definitely a classic that speaks to teens. I love the writing style and the southern sensibilities that come with it. So great to see it in the top 5. :)

Krista/Tower of Books said...

You really can't get much better than To Kill a Mockingbird. =)

Khy said...

Only school book I have enjoyed!

Tina (Book Couture) said...

I love this book. I'm still in school, and we did this book recently. I love the themes explored in this book, and the racial injustice. It's the 50th anniversary of this book this year.

Robby said...

Am going to read this book in a few weeks. Must.