Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Giveaway #5 - Your favorite scene in To Kill a Mockingbird

I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the first time in sixth grade. It was amazing. I was absorbed from the first page to the last. Its themes have had a huge influence on popular culture and are still very relevant today. More than twenty years after my first reading, I still find it to be a very powerful book.

Daisy Whitney's forthcoming book, The Mockingbirds, takes it name from Harper Lee's book. The Mockingbirds is about a girl named Alex, a student at an elite boarding school who is sexually assaulted by another student. The school has a history of sweeping assaults like these under the rug. So Alex turns to a secret society called the Mockingbirds, which was formed by the students to right wrongs.

The winner of this week's giveaway will receive an advanced reading copy of The Mockingbirds, which is slated for publication in November. To enter, please post your favorite scene from To Kill a Mockingbird and explain why you like it in the comments section below by Friday, Sept. 25. I'll post the winner on Monday, Sept. 27.

Good luck and happy reading!


  1. I think I best like the part where Boo rescues Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. It helped the kids to see that Boo was actually a "good guy", not the "monster" they thought he was.

    I'd love to win The Mockingbirds.


  2. Eeek! Despite loving To Kill a Mockingbird I can't remember as much about it as I thought. I think my favourite bit though, and certainly the part which stuck in my memory, was the rabid dog. I don't know why it was such a powerful image but I found it so...

  3. It's been a while since I read it, but one scene that always sticks in my mind is when Jem and Scout first meet Dill. And Jem's reaction to Mrs Dubose's gift of a camellia. And "Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'."

    Need to re-read ...

  4. And congratulations to Judy Lynn! I'll email you to get your details for The Mockingbirds later today.