I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

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I Kill the Mockingbird is such a clever novel! Best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael come up with an idea to honor the memory of Mr. Nowak, one of their favorite teachers: They want to get everyone to want to read To Kill a Mockingbird. You know how sometimes demand increases as supply decreases? Well, their campaign feeds upon that effect, and quickly becomes bigger than they ever imagined!

A backdrop to the novel is how Lucy and her family are dealing with the aftermath of her mother’s cancer scare: “Books carried us away. They’d definitely carried me through this past year.” This is handled in a positive but genuine way.

I usually make copious notes to myself as I read, but I was so involved in this short little book, and ripped through it so quickly, I made no notes at all! This is a fun, smart read with sweet characters who obviously care about each other deeply, and it is chock full of moments that will resonate with fellow book lovers.