To Kill a Mockingbird has been on my shelves for years. It was a gift from a university friend with whom I have not spoken in ages. I will be sure to send her a note after finishing this review.
I truly cannot believe it took me this long to read this book. Then again, I am also grateful that it did, for I think there is a right time to read things and this was definitely the moment, and with the perfect company that encouraged me to give it another go (thank you so much, Cécile).
A lesson on humanity, I would call it. If I had to choose just one word to describe it? I would go with wise.
There is certainly a lot to say about this book, but I am not sure which words to use, for the perfect ones were already used in the writing of this beautiful novel. The best I can do is advise you to read it. If you have tried already and failed to bond with it, give it some time and try again. It took me quite a few attempts to get into it, but once I did, I just could not put it down.
These characters are family now, and I am sure I will one day revisit them for I have a feeling that at every reading they will have something else to add.
Thank you so much, Harper Lee, for believing in humankind and sharing these wonderful words. Even when betrayed, they exhale hope. That is something we need, now more than ever.