To Kill a Mocking bird followed a story of growing up in the racist South during the years of the Great Depression. Scout Finch is a wily and headstrong six year old, who lives with her older brother Jem and her wise lawyer father, Atticus. Scout spends time playing with her cousin, Dill, who comes over during the summer. They are absolutely terrified of their next door neighbor, "Boo" Radley. However, bigger things are going on. Their father has taken on a case defending Tom Robinson, a black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Things don't look up for Jem and Scout at school, where they are accused of being black lovers. A really great coming of age story, and a great story of justice.
I really loved it. I can see why this book is a classic.