To Kill a Mockingbird-- plot summary

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird begins with narrator, Scout Finch, introducing to the reader her brother Jem, her father Atticus, and her town, Maycomb, Alabama. She tells us a little of her family history, and then begins her story : It is the summer of 1933. Scout is five, and Jem is nine. They pass the summer happily with their new friend Dill, a six-year-old boy who has moved into their neighborhood for the summer. They …

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…saves them, but kills Mr. Ewell. Jem’s arm is broken and he is knocked unconcious. The sheriff and Atticus decide to keep Boo’s involvement a secret and tell everyone that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife. Scout finally meets the quiet man she has dreamed of meeting for years. As she walks him home, she realizes what Boo must have thought as he watched her and Jem from his house through the years.