Sunday, February 7, 2016

Finishing Up To Kill A Mockingbird & Starting Go Set a Watchman

I love reading To Kill A Mockingbird again. It was just as good the second time. I have a couple questions about the book and I would love to hear your opinions. 

This book is really great to sit back and reflect on. So much goes on in such a short amount of time so I had fun thinking about these questions and the book.

Let me know what you thought! 

Questions

1.How does Jem and Scout's views of Boo Radley change during the book? Why does Jem cry when the hole in the tree is filled with cement?

2.What do you think of Aunt Alexandra? Did your opinion of her change during the book? Can you understand why she was concerned with Atticus' parenting?

3.How does the trial and everything surrounding it change the town? Change Jem and Scout? Did it change you?

4.At the end of the book, Scout says that telling people Boo Radley committed the murder would have been "sort of like shootin' a mockingbird." What does that mean? Do you agree that Boo is like a mockingbird?
The next book on our list is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. We will be starting it today February 7th and ending on Sunday the 14th. Hope you all are as excited about this one as I am! 

Synopsis From Goodreads: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by one's conscience.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

Now lets get to reading! :)