I Do Believe Something Very Magical Can Happen When You Read A Good Book

1638 Words Nov 5th, 2015 7 Pages
J.K Rowling says, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” Novels carry a lot of knowledge, which students can benefit from. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee is not taught by many teachers due to its controversial topics. Why should the education board deprive teenagers of such a versatile learning tool? To Kill a Mockingbird, is written perfectly for a teenager, takes place in a very significant historical era, and teaches many crucial lessons. Hence, teachers should not doubt teaching To Kill a Mockingbird to high school students, as the novel provides essential knowledge for the success of students.
Firstly, the novel’s writing style is excellent for teenagers. The narrator of the novel is a child named Scout, which helps teenagers to better understand the plot. In the story, when Atticus is in trouble, Scout is afraid for him. She narrates, “[t]his was the second time I heard Atticus ask that question in two days, and it meant somebody’s man would get jumped….I broke away from Jem and ran as fast as I could to Atticus….I thought he would have a fine surprise, but his face killed my joy” (Lee 202-203). Most teenagers and children have the same instinct to run and help their parent if they are in trouble. This similarity helps the teenager readers understand everything going through Scout’s mind. They understand the reasoning to her decision and the love she has for Atticus. Therefore teenagers will be able to better…

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