To Kill a Mockingbird

to kill a mockingbird cover image To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
General Fiction
Grand Central Publishing
Paperback, 384 pages

This is one of those books almost everyone reads at some point in their lives. Whether you've been forced to read it at school, or you've had a look because everyone's been urging you to do so, most people have their own personal experience of reading Mockingbird. The book is about Atticus Finch, who appears as an unconventional hero and role model due to his morality rather than his physical capabilities. The theme of morals is apparent throughout the whole novel - focusing on that gut instinct of right and wrong, and distinguishes it from just following the law.

Fifty-five years after Mockingbird's publication, we are now anxiously awaiting the release of Harper Lee's novel, Go Set a Watchman. Originally written in the mid-1950s, this was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Will this story have the same lasting impact? We certainly can't wait to find out!