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This book is brilliant. This beautiful piece of art contains such a fundamental core message of the struggle for justice with hope and human goodness and is packed with poignant quotes and emotions which become part of you, the reader when you absorb the book’s full meanings by deep thought. My favourite quotes are when Atticus tells Scout to ‘delete the adjectives’ and she’s ‘have the truth’ and also when she states that ‘I never loved to read. One does not love to breathe’. The book truly is timeless and bears such crucial, hard-hitting messages which are just as applicable today as they ever have been about human nature and the time long struggle for good to triumph over evil, narrated through the perspective of a naive yet ahead of her time little girl. This means that you can jump into sleepy Maycomb and the place doesn’t feel alien with Lee’s genius characterization. This book has become a part of me forever, along with books like William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies and Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and has opened my eyes to the infinite land of literature.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” 
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 

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