Thursday, October 11, 2012

30 Day Challenge: Day 3

3. A book I love.

THIS is an easy one. I feel in love with this book the first time I read it, back in sixth grade. I think I've reread it about a billion times. Or more accurately once every year or so. I own the movie. I've seen the play. I named my daughter after the author.

A controversial, banned book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee takes place in a "sleepy" Southern town rocked by scandal and the "trial of the century." One family struggles to maintain their values and dignity while protecting their loved ones from the viciousness of prejudice.

That doesn't even do the book justice. The characters are real. The emotion, the love, the fear, the struggle is tangible. While Jem and Scout may have learned an important lesson, we as a society still are struggling to learn it as variations of this story are still playing out in the real world today.

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