Harper Lee to release ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel

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Lee is a well renowned author for her work 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.

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After 55 years, Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to her bestselling novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The book is titled Go Set a Watchman, and is should be released in July of this year.

Go Set a Watchman was written in the mid 1950’s before Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.

“It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout,” Lee told CNN.

The existence of Go Set a Watchman was unknown until recently and its new discovery is making fans and readers of To Kill a Mockingbird very happy.

“Im excited because we just finished reading it in my honors classes and when I told my classes they literally cheered and my english 9 classes will read it at the end of the year so it will be perfect timing when it comes out in July for them to revisit the characters and the author,” English teacher Melissa Phillips said.

Not only was finding out that there was going to be a sequel exciting, but literally finding the copy was exciting too.

“I hadn’t realized it [the original book] had survived, so I was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication.” Lee said on CNN.