Why did I love this book?
Jean Louise Finch is the magnifying glass that sees and understands more than her eight years would first suggest. Her nickname ‘Scout’ not only tells us something about her curiosity for life in her small-town world but is also a flag that signals the change in a single minded and racist world.
While Lee lulls us with twilight motes filtering through the Dogwood trees lining southern sidewalks, she slowly allows us to understand that it is the innocent who live by the grace of others, and that it is most often the innocent who suffer at their hands as well. Most importantly that we are the change in our own environment if only we can look around us.