The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama durin the 1930's. Atticus is a lawyer and the father of Jem and Scout which are two outgoing and curious children.
The scandalous trial between a white family and a black man was the spectacle of the small town. Atticus is also chosen to defend Tom Robinson who is accused of rape.
During the trial, many people give testimonies including Mayella Ewell, Bob Ewell, and even Atticus. These testimonies are all very impacting. After the many testimonies, the jury even took a long time to come to a final decision. Along the way, Scout also learns many things about how people act.
Even after the jury took longer than expected, the final verdict was still that Tom Robinson was guilty of rape. He is sent to jail and even though he knew it wasn't likely to win, Atticus is still upset that this happened. Scout and Jem learn the unfairness of the world.
Trying to escape from jail, Tom Robinson gets shot at and gets killed. Later, seeking revenge on Atticus, Bob Ewell attacks and harms Scout and Jem. However, before he can do anything more, Boo Radley steps in and saves them by stabbing and killing Bob Ewell.
Attempting to protect Boo Radley from becoming even crazier, Heck Tate, the sheriff, wants to cover up the murder. Jem is also recovering from bad injuries including a broken arm.