First Lines: To Kill a Mockingbird

After reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I cannot disagree with its status as a Important Novel One Should Read™. The story of how lawyer Atticus Finch tries to help a black man in America’s south in the 1930’s, as seen through the eyes of his six year old daughter is just that good. It reminds us that Life Isn’t Fair™. And it made me make sense of this song’s title.

Book read
Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
First line
When he was nearly thirteen my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.