i’m a big supporter of rereading books. there are about five books that i reread over and over again. “to kill a mockingbird” is definitely one of them. i’m starting it over today.
i think the first time that i read this book was in high school. i didn’t allow myself to be immersed in the story because i’m stubborn and was being “forced” to read it. but i remember for years after, i would see it and think about it. throughout college, i worked in a bookstore. i decided one day to pick it up and read it again. i was hooked. i now reread this amazing book every couple of years. it touches me in a different way each time. there are so many elements that i love.
usually, i require a story to have a happy ending. tied up in a nice little bow. but for some reason, i give this book a pass every time. and whenever the film is on the turner classic movies channel, i have to watch it. the characters are perfect. i find myself in scout and jim. i see atticus in many of the men in my life. it is simply a beautiful story. it’s not perfect. it’s real and meaningful. eventually, i would like to get a “to kill a mockingbird” tattoo. something simple and meaningful. and when i’m having a bad day, i always remember… “things are always better in the morning.”