To kill a mockingbird -x

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD This novel tells the story of a young girl and her good and bad times. The story goes through the summer when the girl was just six and carries on till a year later in the fall. The narrator is, Jean Louise Finch also known as Scout, and recalls the events leading up to Jem Finch breaking his arm. To Kill A Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee and copyrighted in 1960. To kill a Mockingbird was Lee's first and last novel. After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, Lee never wrote another novel. Lee was told to lengthen the short story to make it a novel by a literary agent in New York and apparently it was a good idea. This novel was probably set in the time it was being written. Probably around the mid 50's in a small southern town that goes by the name of Maycomb, Alabama. This was a time when there was a lot of racial tension, with colored drinking fountain, and restrooms. Basically segregation was everywhere.

The novel begins when Scout recalls when her brother broke his arm. Then the entire novel consists of Scout recalling the events leading up to her brother breaking his arm. As it was said above the events begin in the summer when Scout is just six years old. She and a friend named Dill try to invent ways to lure a mysterious neighbor, whom they have never seen, to come out of his house. Then when summer is over Scout begins her first year of school. She then recalls he hard times at school. Ultimately summer comes and Scout, Dill, and Jem continue their scheme for attempting to encounter Boo Radley, the mysterious neighbor. In the upcoming fall the children learn that...