Six year old Scout Finch is living in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Raised by Atticus Finch, Scout and her brother, Jem, are very comfortable with Maycomb and understand the well being of their neighbors, except the house of the mysterious Arthur Radley. The book is mostly about Scout, Jem, and Dill (their new friend) trying to lure Arthur Radley out of his house. However, when Atticus, a lawyer, decides to take the case of a black man named Tom Robinson, tensions become high and the trial to see whether Tom Robinson is guilty or innocent based on his crime and, especially, his skin color is at stake.
To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior, innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. This novel does a great job at showing the small-town life, allowing readers to walk in the shoes of a character after another. This book is one that no one should miss.