Hey fellow readers. I read this 20 years ago at age 14. Don’t do the math, but I’m super duper old now. Have you read this classic? I’ve heard lots of books we read as kids are now banned. This is not my typical review, but a list of discussion questions for a book club. Please see my other reviews on my blog for present day popular reads.
Title- To Kill a Mockingbird
Author- Harper Lee
One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
Current day, are we as parents in society successful in instilling conscience in our children? Why or why not?
Should there be exceptions to justice served? Why or why not?
How do you view the current education system? Worse or better than when you were a child and why?
How do you feel about morally gray villains and heroes? How can you tell the difference without hearing both sides of the story?
Who is someone you idealize and how would your view of them change if you learned a dark secret?
What role does church play in your life?
What role do small-knit neighborhoods play in your life and choices?
Do you care about how you portray yourself to others? Why or why not?
Does your personality change in different environments? How so?