Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I am Scout by Charles Shields is the biography of Nelle Harper Lee, famously known as Harper Lee the author of To Kill A Mockingbird. That book, and the movie, are definitely on the list of my personal top 10, so I was curious as to what I could learn about the author and what insights would be revealed towards this classic work of fiction. I knew that To Kill a Mockingbird was based on Harper Lee's life, but to what extent I was not certain. The book is a young adult companion book to Mr. Shields book, Mockingbird, a biography for adults. Reading this book gave me new insights into the importance of the book as well as to Ms. Lee's life and why things are as they are in the book. I highly recommend this as a quick read and to better understand To Kill a Mockingbird.