Scout is now 26, coming home from her job in New York to small town Maycomb for a two week visit. Within the first four days of her stay, a series of events unfold which almost sever the close relationship between Scout and her father Atticus. Described as a companion volume to To kill a mockingbird, I think it’s every bit as good , just harder hitting,focusing more on the historical context of the emerging African American civil rights movement.
In this novel, Atticus falls off his pedestal in his daughter’s eyes. He’s revealed as less than perfect, a pragmatist, and a ‘hyprocrite’. One book gives a young girl’s view of the father, the hero she worships, and this one shows a maturing Scout realising and accepting that her father is imperfect, and not quite the man she thought he was. LW
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