‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sequel to be Released in July 2015

Originally, To Kill a Mockingbird was released in the 1960s by author, Harper Lee, making it her first book. On February 3, 2015, Harper Lee announced that there will be a sequel for the book in July 2015 called Go Set a Watchman. The time gap between To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman will be about a 55 year difference, which is reported to be one of the largest literary writer gaps in history. The release of this sequel information has lead to excitement and controversy across the world of literary lovers. Go Set a Watchman will take place in the 1950s and will be the unrevised copy of her final manuscript, which was found decades later attached to the manuscript of To Kill a Mockingbird. The irony of this is that Go Set a Watchman was the first book she wrote and will feature the same characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published before and is commonly used in school English classes. To Kill a Mockingbird took place in the South during the times of the Jim Crow laws and it shows plenty of racism in the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer of Maycomb, Alabama, defending a black man in a rape trial and dealing with his kids alone. Go Set a Watchman takes places 20 years later when Atticus’s daughter, Scout(Jean Louise Finch), goes back to Maycomb after living in New York to deal with her past, her family, and the continuing racial tension of her hometown. To Kill a Mockingbird was written after Go Set a Watchman as a flashback to Scout’s childhood. It will be a 304 page book and will have an ebook copy as well as more than a million copies to be published, according to 88 year old author, Harper Lee and her publishers. It has already one of the most pre-ordered books on the Barnes & Noble website and I am looking forward to it because I remember reading the book in high school and I would like to see how Harper Lee portrays the story of Scout later on in her life.
Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird