This book is written from the perspective of Jean Louise (aka Scout) Finch; an 8 year old girl. It made an interesting read firstly on the 'normal' life they lead in Alabama and the second half, on tackling the issue of the "Negroes". I think it made it especially interesting reading from the view of a little girl on the issues of the world although she has one very wise father and a soon-to-be wise older brother. In the end though, it wasn't just about the "Negroes" but being different and seeing from their "different" perspective - of putting yourself in others' shoes. A must read - although I'm not sure if I'd appreciate the book as much if I HAD to read it for school.