Harper Lee was my David Bowie: How 'Mockingbird' changed one writer's life

February 20, 2016 12:23 AM

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Bestselling young-adult writer Margaret Stohl's "Beautiful Creatures," co-written with Kami Garcia, is about supernatural teens who read "To Kill a Mockingbird." Here she writes about the significance of Harper Lee's book.

I first read Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a teen in school, like you did. I read the book alone, eating lunch at my locker, neatly scored oranges my mother divided into five lines with a circle at the top, so my fingers could dig more easily into the orange skin. To this day, the smell of...

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