A timeless classic, To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s first and only novel published, to date, and is considered one of the most influential books of all time. A poignant depiction of a young girl growing up, it is also a serious reflection on racial prejudice, and society’s alienation of people deemed ‘different’. The narrator is Scout Finch, a six-year old girl living in a distinctly Southern town, Maycomb of Alabama. Scout’s childhood is related in detail, from her fascination with the notorious Boo Radley, a reclusive, supposed criminal, to her dreaded first day of school, to Scout’s loving relationship with her widowed father, Atticus. Throughout the novel, Atticus, a well-known lawyer, defends a black man accused of rape, and the ensuing consequences of the trial have lifelong reverberations for Scout and her family. To Kill a Mockingbird is not merely an entry into the Bildungsroman genre, it is also a character study of the fair and honorable Atticus, and an emotionally moving narrative from a girl who is both incorrigible and wise beyond her years.