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Teen SRC 2018 – To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses memorable characters to explore civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States of the 1930s. Told through the eyes of Scout Finch, you learn about her father Atticus Finch, an attorney who hopelessly strives to prove the innocence of a black man unjustly accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbor who saves Scout and her brother Jem from being killed.

I enjoyed this book very much. The characters within the story are amazing. Harper Lee did an excellent job of capturing the reading with every page. It is a wonderful book about growing up and racial challenges. The morals in the story are relevant today and are very important. I would definitely recommend this book to others and would happily read it again.

Teen SRC 2018 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This book is a MUST-READ for anyone. I recommended it to my friend, and she said that she bought a copy from Indigo. The last time I saw her book, it was all worn out. I really loved Starr, the protagonist of the novel, because she seemed so resilient, authentic, and everything I want to be. I can (almost) assure you that you’ll end up falling head over heels for this magnificent binder of pages in which we call a book. Angie Thomas writes in such a powerful voice- a voice that will be heard and listened to through Canada to the US, from Japan to Africa.

I really recommend this book to everyone who wants to make a difference in the world. I know I haven’t told you much about the book, but I really don’t know how without spoiling it!

 

Teen SRC 2017 – To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a very famous classic, written by Harper Lee. Set in the small town of Maycomb, Alaska, there lives “Scout” Finch, the 9 year old protagonist and her brother, Jem Finch and her father, a lawyer, Atticus Finch. The story begins with Scout and Jem leading ordinary, but happy lives, when suddenly, the whole towns talks about Tom Robinson, an African slave who was convicted of raping a young girl. The biggest talk of the town, however, was about Atticus, and how he stepped up to defend Tom Robinson. Eager to find more about the Tom Robinson case, Scout sneaks into her father’s meetings and asks people around town about it.

I would give this book a 5/5 as it was written very well, and was moving. It gave me an awareness on how Africans were forced to be slaves and didn’t have many rights as human beings. I also loved Scout’s personality, as she was curious and very pleasant. I recommend this  book to anyone who likes stories about the past and about history.