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To Kill a Mockingbird
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To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pullitzer Prize, and was printed 14 times and sold more than two and a half million copies in its first year of publication alone. Shocked by this immediate success and convinced that the only place to go from the top is downwards, its author Harper Lee hid away from the media and never wrote another book. Reading it today, it's easy to see why her coming-of age-novel has been a perennial best-seller. Though it covers complex issues like social, gender and racial inequality, and the co-existance of good and evil, the book's narrative style is simple.
Eight year-old Scout, her brother, and their friend Dill spend their summers re-enacting scenes from Dracula and plotting ways to get a peek at the town bogeyman, Boo Radley, who they suspects has been leaving gifts for them in a hollow tree. Life moves slowly until, to the consternation of her town's racist white community, Scout's laywer father Atticus agrees to defend a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman. The story unfolds, told through Scout's innocent eyes as she grows up. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of leaving childhood.