“To Kill a Mockingbird” – Harper Lee

As much as I’ve always heard about “To Kill a Mockingbird” as an absolute must-read, I haven’t been convinced into loving it. Writing the review 2 months after finishing the book, I can’t go into as many details anymore, but I do know that I’ve waited a while, hoping that I might find some better words to express my opinion after processing the story (somehow that didn’t happen & I’ve decided to go ahead nevertheless). 

While it hasn’t been a read I regret, I also wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to fellow readers. To me, the entire reading time of a book usually says a lot about my liking of it & my judgement of its quality. In this case, I struggled through it for almost an entire month. As mentioned in some other reviews, it takes almost half the book to get into the story & the characters, which was disappointing.

Even though I haven’t watched the movie to the book yet, it somehow seems to me, that this will be one of the few exceptions, where a movie on the topic would be much more enjoyable than the book.

Somehow the characters didn’t feel relatable, I didn’t feel drawn into the story completely, so all in all, I’d say that it’s one of the “classics” you can pass on.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” – Harper Lee

★★★☆☆ (3/5)

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