I was so excited when I could finally take both these books out at once from the library, especially since the second one is a "recent" book. As you know, it is quite seldom that you manage to get a "recent" book at the library.
Life for the innocents change as their gentle, well-liked father and the town's lawyer, Atticus decides to take on a difficult criminal case. Racial issues, poverty and lifestyles class. Who will win? Why did Atticus take this case? Oh and to end it off, who is Boo Radley?
To Kill A Mockingbird is a must read for everyone from young to old. I encourage everyone to read this book at least once in their lifetime. Harper Lee doesn't tell you but shows you how to walk another person's shoes and how ordinary life is extraordinary. She shows how to see different viewpoints and see the drama unfolding from different sides of the street.
As I finished this one, I looked forward to meeting with "Scout" again in Go Set A Watchman. I am so glad that this book was eventually published and shared.
Harper Lee puts our feet, once again, in Scout's shoes and we journey with her as and adult, facing adult issues as well as personal ones. Harper Lee doesn't disappoint in this book as she continues to show us and not tell us how the old has been replaced with new, how Scout still loves and hates her small town, and how we all change as we grow up.
I thoroughly enjoyed both books and I strongly recommend to everyone that you read one after the other. Life, laughter and lessons fill both these books. One is a classic and the other is becoming a classic in our time!