Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Scout Finch

Does anyone besides me think having your book banned would be super cool? If only so it could be listed alongside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, still one of my favorite books of all time. It's warm and humorous yet delves into rape and racial inequality...all through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. I wouldn't even know how to start a novel like that. Bravo, Harper Lee.


"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."

Do you like Scout? Tell me some of your favorite "S" characters.

15 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

I mean having a book banned would at least let me know I had ruffled some feathers. Maybe it would depend more on why it was banned than that it was.

T. Drecker said...

Oh yes! I would LOVE to have a banned book. To know that the writing hit someone that hard would be fantastic... or is that the little, evil, rebellious voice in our heads? ;)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I guess I'm in the moinority. If I found out my book was banned I'd be horrified. Still wouldn't have any regrets writing it but my eyes would bug out first.

Scout is a great character and you licked an excellent quote. Ironic that this book is a book used in schools now, eh?

My 'S' character is Snape as in Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series. I fell in love with this character from book one because I found him so rich in personality and very unique. Throughout the twists and turns Snape did his job and in the end we find out how hard it truly was. Harry Potter series may be complete but Snape will never be forgotten.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I loved Scout - both in the book and in the movie. :)

Robin said...

I need to read this one again. And yes, it would be cool to have my book banned, to stand next to Harper Lee. Of course, I need to get one published first;-)

Sabrina is one of my fav. S characters, but I've only seen the movies.

Suzi said...

I'd love to have a banned book. Which is funny considering I'm not good at confrontation. But still, that'd be cool. :)

jaybird said...

Having my book banned is something I never considered, but probably should since my 17 year old niece just finished reading my WIP and said "You are unnecessarily crude in spots where you just don't need to be." Bahahaha! Best critique ever. She is so much classier than me and I just love her to pieces for it. If I ever publish it, this Bird will most likely ruffle a lot of feathers. :)

David P. King said...

I'm afraid I write too main-stream to write something that would be banned, but yes, I wouldn't mind having a book banned. I hear it's a good way to increase sales. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

There are so many epic books that have been banned--including the bible. lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Doubt I could ever write anything that could be banned.

Carrie-Anne said...

When I was a teen, I thought it would be a great honor to have my books banned, and knew I had so many things already in my books that would bring the wrath of the censors. There was a period when I actually included ultra-controversial stuff on purpose, despite having nothing to do with the actual plots, just to goad my future censors and be as hot-button as possible.

Kelley Lynn said...

That's a book I definitley need to read.

And I wouldn't want to write a book, just for the sake of having it put on the banned list... but if I wrote a book true to what I wanted to say, and they felt it should be banned, that would be pretty cool. :)

Jay Noel said...

Kelley - for shame, girl! Go read it now.

I am a big Scout fan. She rough around the edges, but she's got a heart of gold. Scout's lucky she has Atticus for a father.

Now pass the damn ham, please.

Carrie Butler said...

Don't worry, Ilima. As soon as your book is released, I'll start a petition to have it banned. ;)

Kathryn Purdie said...

<3 <3 <3 One of the best books and characters ever. Beloved deeply by me, and for many reasons.