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To Kill a Mockingbird

             To Kill a Mockingbird, is a simple story about the life of a family in the south set in
             the 1930's. It is a story of morals and how people should live and treat others. It was a
             simple town, there wasn't many things to do for kids. People were close to each other in
             Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout was a fair man who treated everyone with
             kindness and respect. He was an attorney . The people of the town knew Atticus as a fair
             man and would ask him for guidance. He was asked to do jobs no one else was able to do.
             He stood tall, always keeping himself clean and proper. For example, he would take his
             hat off for women and was sure never to lose his temper. He was a kind father always
             talking with his children. Jem the son of Atticus was a smart boy. He was like most boys
             at the age of twelve. He spent most of his time trying to keep himself out of trouble even
             though that rarely happened. He was mindful of his father. When he needed to look after
             his sister, he did and took good care of her. His sister was something else. Being as small
             as she was, she sure was aggressive. She spoke her mind, but not always at the best of
             times. Scot was a tom boy. She played with the boys and was not very fond of wearing
             dresses. Then there is Mr. Edwell. He was old and dirty. He reminded me of an old boss.
             He wore overalls that were never clean and he stunk of whiskey and chewing tabacco. He
             was not a very nice man. He treated people with disrespect and he didn't care for his
             I think Harper Lou hit the nail on the head when this book was written. This book
             wasn't a love story or a violent story, just a story of everyday life. But for some reason it
             caught the attention of many readers. The story was realistic and maybe people were able
             to relate. At the time of this story African Americans were treated with little or no

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