To Kill a Mockingbird Group Read

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group Read

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1The_Hibernator
feb 10, 2013, 11:23pm

Hey everyone! A few of us are reading To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee this month, and this is the thread for spoiler discussion. If you'd like to join, please do!

2The_Hibernator
feb 10, 2013, 11:23pm

I've been preoccupied, so I haven't started my copy yet, but I'll definitely finish it in the next few weeks! :)

3ccookie
feb 10, 2013, 11:32pm

I'm hoping to get to it also

4KarenElissa
feb 10, 2013, 12:09am

I actually recently just read this for the first time, so I'll follow along on the discussion. Probably won't talk much since that is how I tend to be, but I'm out here lurking. :)

5rebeccanyc
feb 10, 2013, 12:13am

I reread this book several years ago (after first reading it as a teenager) because I read a critical commentary on it and the "limits of liberalism" in The New Yorker, and thought I should reread it for myself. Since I'm sure you all want to read it with fresh eyes, I'll just post a link to my review on the work page.

6drneutron
feb 10, 2013, 2:13am

Added this to the group wiki...

7LovingLit
feb 12, 2013, 10:58pm

***SPOILER QUESTION***
I found the character of Boo Radley a bit confusing. What was his purpose?
Was it to allow the children to learn not to judge people, or jump to conclusions? Was his self-imposed incarceration at home significant in any way? Was he cast as the secretive hermit just so he could come out later to do a surprising good deed?

And for all Scouts fears of him in the first half, when she finally did meet him, she was so friendly and considerate towards him- I couldnt see how this jump could be made so quickly- unless she was distracted by the events that led to her meeting him, and their intensity......
Just wondering :)
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8LovingLit
feb 12, 2013, 10:59pm

>5 rebeccanyc: Hi, I read your review (liked it too, btw) and need to add my feelings on Atticus. I loved him, I would love to be that patient and calm, and righteous (in a good way).
Maybe his character is written a little over the top with those characteristics to personify the best in people?

9The_Hibernator
mar 5, 2013, 3:21pm

Hi, sorry that I disappeared. Too much family drama this month. :(:(:(

Anyway, I just realized that there's a group read of To Kill a Mockingbird in June as well, so if you remember it that long you can participate in that (hopefully more organized) group read. I'll try to remember to post a link to it here when they make the thread. :)

10ccookie
mar 30, 2013, 1:50am

I finally finished this book and have to say I really loved it...review to follow

12The_Hibernator
apr 20, 2013, 12:08pm

nice review! I think it's unfortunate that Harper only wrote one book, too!

13ccookie
apr 20, 2013, 1:03pm

Thanks, Rachel!