It takes quite an effort for a book to grasp my attention. However this book did.
I remember being given it at school 5 odd years ago as part of the course. I instantly fell in love with Scout, Dill and Jem due to the childish antics. I took the book home with me and feverishly read on looking to immerse myself in the lives of the Finches.
This of course lead to the famous trial scenes. I encountered a loss of innocence as I discovered the cruelty and injustice men can place on each other. As a lowly teenager, the book single-handedly changed my outlook on life and people.
I cannot thank it enough.
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."