In the 1800’s, the local business owners of the area found out that "Devil's Lake" was not good for marketing. They tried to attract more tourists by using other names with attractive adjectives such as “Lake of the Two Hills”, “Wild Beauty Lake”, “Mystery Lake” or “Lake of the Red Mountain Shadows”. 🏞
But in the end though, “Devil’s Lake” stood.
📍Genre- Classic, Fiction
🔆Storyline:- Harper lee shows the world through the eyes of a six-year-old, Jean Louise Finch (Scout).
She lives with her Father and elder brother Jeremy (Jem) in Maycomb, Alabama. Like every other
six-year-old she runs around, plays with her brother and friends, gets scolded and loved by everyone.
When her father, Atticus Finch who is a lawyer, starts fighting a case for a black guy accused of rape,
she witnesses how harsh and cruel the world is. .
She and her brother have this fascination with their infamous neighbour, Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley, who
never comes out of his house. They try to make attempts to make him come out but fail every time
which just feeds to their imagination more and more.
🔆My Opinion:- The book starts rather abruptly and it takes some 5-10 pages to get the grasp of the
story and what is going on. You just have to give the book some time because what follows is a great
story. The vocabulary can be a barrier in the start (at least it was for me) and can distract you many a
times but you gotta keep going. .
Now to talk about the story, it is really enlightening. The story highlights racism, social
discrimination, bullying, judgmental society etc. The book makes you change your perspective
towards others, it tell you that things are not always the way they look like, you gotta look at the
bigger picture and understand people’s circumstances. Plus it is written in a way that you can feel
the emotions; you can feel what Scout feels, hate the person she hates and love the ones she loves.
This book has humor, suspense and emotions.
❇️It is a highly recommended book not just because it has a good story but also because it teaches you
a lot. Just keep in mind to not give up if you can’t understand it in the start because as you move on,
it’ll all start making sense.
💡Favourite Quote:- “You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of
view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
"To Kill A Mockingbird”
by Harper Lee
First Edition, 8th Printing
10513 days ago
From page to stage. Lee. Sorkin. Daniels. I was lucky to see it unfold and see the play question...is there really goodness in everybody? .
“But before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” - Atticus Finch
This was the first book of #2k19 and it was awesome. While reading you feel little lost but when some incident happens before you know you are on a track. The concept of this book is so clear and perfect and the ending was not expected at all. The speech Atticus gave moved me so much.
This book publisher in 1960 but still there are people who think they are superior than other and because of that so many people are suffering form anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts etc.. Just for God sake stop this nonsense and #spreadpeace and #spreadlove. "There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab. Neither is the white superior over the black, nor is the black superior over the white -- except by piety". ❤
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