To Kill a Mocking Bird

‘Neighbours bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbour. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies and our lives. But neighbours give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing in return’

Neighbours are meant to be friendly people whom you get along with well. The children don’t understand the Radley’s at first, especially Boo, but as the story progresses and they review their childhood when they’re older, they realise that Boo Radley had indeed been a proper neighbour to them. He gave them gifts and looked out for them like a neighbour is supposed to and though the children and Boo haven’t spoken many words to each other throughout the years, they still all share a very special neighbourly bond.