Despite the fact that I originally read "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 10th grade, Scout has remained one of my all-time favorite characters in literature. If you're at all curious to see her "all grown-up", then this controversial novel will intrigue you. It's clear as to why this novel was originally passed over, as it reads more like a series of anecdotes than a fully-fledged novel. However, it's publication is timely, as it shows how deeply entrenched racism became part of the the Southern culture. Despite the revelations about everyone's favorite lawyer, it provides enough background on some of our best-loved characters in TKAM. I feel it was definitely worth the read.