Good morning and welcome back to the CSLJ Book Club’s discussion of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
Today’s discussion questions are:
- Harper Lee originally wrote the book from the point of view of an adult Jean Louise (Scout) but her editor loved the flashbacks to her childhood and asked Lee to rewrite the book with the Scout as a young girl. How do you think telling the story from a child’s perspective affects the story?
- Do you think the Scout, Jem, and Dill’s antics, especially their fascination with Boo Radley, add to the book?
- To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story. Are there any particular episodes in the book that you think are especially significant in Scout, Jem, or Dill’s development?
You can join in the conversation by leaving your thoughts and opinions here in the comments. Missed one of our previous posts or want to see some of the great comments other book club members wrote about the book? Click here to see our discussion so far.