Wonderful book about the dynamics of the South in that time. I haven't read it for a while (I first read TKaM the summer after fourth grade - it was hard for me a little but I got it) but I still love this book. It's very powerful, well written, and as an aspiring writer, I love the voice Harper Lee gave Scout. References are made to rape, and it gets especially iffy when it's revealed who might have actually raped/hurt the girl (I won't give it away) but nothing graphic is portrayed. Especially powerful is the dynamic between Scout, Jem, and Boo Radley. This book is appropiate for a mature 9+ and in general, 10 or 11+. It's a classic that everyone should read, and it teaches a great lesson.