Shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit 'em but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Meet Scout the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour Boo Radley sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend Dill want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father a lawyer agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town.