"...the events of the summer hung over us like smoke in a closed room."
I know, I know, it shouldn't have taken me until I was twenty-five to read To Kill A Mockingbird, but I've read it now! And I'm very glad I did.
What wowed me most about this book was the year it was published. No wonder it was so significant. Now, I'm not saying that it isn't a brilliant book in itself, but I think the fact that it was released in the 1960s made a huge difference to it's reception. Either way, it still stands as one of the most influential novels of all time, and an excellent take on race relations in the US.
If you haven't read it, like me, then I really do think you should pick it up. You won't regret it. I definitely had tears in my eyes during Atticus's speeches in the court room.
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