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I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to “destroying the mockingbird.” Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books.

Goodreads Summary
Rebellious teens set out on a mission and succeed with flying colors to the point where the plot goes overboard. Booknerds get together and utilize social media and other means in an attempt to overpromote the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," and to get everyone to read its glorious pages.

I love the cleverness of a teenager these days. They have so many means to do research and accomplish their goals that sometimes their actions may be untraceable. This book shows how a little push can get a big movement going when carried out in the right way. I loved that there is a book about teenage book lovers and not teenagers bent on the destruction of society. Though, there is a bit of literary terrorism in these pages, there is technically nothing illegal done in the bookstore in the story. The characters are vividly created and I enjoyed reading the plot unfold. Pick up your copy and discover how a few teens change the literary world of their town.

5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting premise; nice review