To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about growing up in the 1930s in the Southern United States. The story covers three years, during which the main characters undergo changes in their lives. Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and their father Atticus in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb is a small town where each family's social life is based on where they live in the small town. The story takes place during The Great Depression.