A Reader posted a review at 2010-09-04 09:59:49.
To Kill a Mockingbird follows 3 years of childhood of Scout (the narrator) and Jem Finch in the 1930s. Scout and Jem lives in a small town of Maycomb, Alabama, with their father, Atticus Finch, a respected town lawyer and the moral figure in the book, and Calpurnia, their colored maid. Scout and Jem spend their summers with visiting neighbor Dill, and the three have avid fascination toward their recluse neighbor Boo Radley (the mockingbird of the story). Scout, Jem, and Dill are determined to get Boo out of the Radley house. None but one of them ever manages to see Boo.Atticus Finch as a single father plays a huge role in shaping Scout's and Jem's lives. He tries to lead his children by example saying "Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him" (Chapter 30). I admire Atticus' integrity, in the court, in Maycomb, and in his own household.