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    Default To Kill A Mockingbird- by Harper Lee

    Best book ever, in my opinion. Can't say much more, it just blew me away.

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    loved this when I first read it and still do today.....one of the rare films that lives up to the book as well...

    The part when the Rev tells Scout to stand up because her father is passing always chokes me up.
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    This is my favorite book ever. I am a teacher and I read this with five or six classes every year and never lose interest. There is just so much symbolism and meaning to every little part of the book. After all these repeated readings, I still cry at numerous points in the book. Some years my most hardened students are crying right along with me.

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    I have to say I don't like the movie. That is, as much as the book. I always hoped they would remake it with that little girl from Corrinna Corrinna and Kevin Spacey... of course, this was 8 years ago when I first read it. I realise the error of my ways.

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    Read it like 4 years ago. Gorgeous.

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    I love it-the movie and the book both. I find it wonderful that all of you love it,too. To me, it is a Homey book. This is the same South I was raised in. I had the same rules-we were never allowed to comment on anything Company did. Like when Scout commented on what her school friend did with his dinner & was severely chastened by the housekeeper. The same thing would have happened to me. Scout & her haircut looks just like my sister's did. Everyone knew everyone else and some families were poor, but very proud. To help out,you had to take care how you phrased it.
    One family I know from Jawjaw (Georgia,for yanks),wanted their 9 year old son to see this movie and worried about the rape discussions. They decided it was important for him to see anyway. After the movie,his Mother asked him if he had any questions, The boy said,yes,he did. Mother then sent him in with his Dad & closed the door bracing herself. The Dad was bracing himself. The little boy looked at him and asked "Dad-what is a chifferobe?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    The little boy looked at him and asked "Dad-what is a chifferobe?".
    That's adorable....
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    My Mother and I read it when I was 7, because I loved the movie so much. Came in handy 8 years later when we studied it in high school
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    My mother gave me a first edition that she found at a yard sale a few years back, it's in beautiful condition

    It's amazing that Harper Lee never wrote another book...only articles...
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    This is my favorite book of all time. I must have read it at least 15 times by now. Superb piece of literature! Absolutely Excellent!!!

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    This is my thrid favourite book and I reread it every few years.

    In fact I am itching to reread it, but it is in storage somewhere.

    I just love Atticus as a parent and he is the reason I always answer my daughter's question honestly no matter how difficult they can be. One of the best literary fathers ever.

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    Yes, yes, yes to this as the best book ever. I have a lot of affection for the movie too, although I like Allie's suggestion of a remake with Kevin Spacey as Atticus. I can see that. But if the casting of Jem and Scout isn't totally spot on, it would be a travesty. Ooh, ooh, and what about Ang Lee to direct?
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    ^^ Err, imagine... Abigail Breslin... *shudder* As much as I like her, not for this role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie View Post
    ^^ Err, imagine... Abigail Breslin... *shudder* As much as I like her, not for this role.
    Nah, she's far too old to play Scout now.

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    The junior classes next door to mine are reading this now. Some silly little cow was complaining to the teacher about having to read this book. It was all I could do to restrain myself and not let her have it!!!

    Okay, I did a little bit. Best book ever!! The bio of Harper Lee, Mockingbird, is okay but is pretty dull. However, there isn't a lot of info out there about her so I did enjoy it.

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