Mockingbird written by Harper Lee relates the experiences of Scout Finch and her brother Jem in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama. Their father, Atticus raised his children with the help of the close-knit community of neighbors. Scout and Jem understand the gentle architecture of their town except for Boo their neighbor, who never leaves his house. Scout is a tomboy trying to make sense of a world that says she must act like a lady, a brother criticizing her for acting like a girl and a father who accepts her as she is.
Later in the story, Atticus is assigned to represent a black man named Tom Robinson. Robinson was accused of raping and beating a white woman. Due to the nature of the case, Scout and Finch have to deal with bombardments of insults and racial slurs. Tom is eventually trialled and convicted even though the evidence clearly should that he could not have committed the crime. While presenting Tom’s case, Mr. Attcius offends Bob Ewell, a nasty, lazy man, whose daughter is the accuser. Even though Tom was convicted, Bob swore to have his revenge on Atticus. Soon after the trial Atticus reports that Tom was killed in an escape attempt.
As things settle down and the story draws to a close Bob decides to fulfill his threats promise. On their way home from a High School Pageant, Scout and Jem are attacked! Who is responsible for this assault? Will Scout and Jem make it back in one piece? And what about that mysterious Boo? Get the book to find out!
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