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Monday, September 21, 2015

What I Read - Go Set a Watchman

I finally finished reading Harper Lee's new book, Go Set a Watchmen.  I am a huge fan of To Kill a Mockingbird so I was so excited about this new book.  In Go Set a Watchmen, a grown up Scout returns to Macon to find it completely changed from what she remembers.  But I really think it is more of Scout that has been changed than the Macon we all fell in love with.  

I honestly don't really know how I feel about this book.  I thoroughly loved the flashbacks to her childhood and the fun stories that went with it but I had a hard time getting in to the "grown up Scout" parts.  I don't want to give any spoilers in case anyone plans to read it but I was pretty disappointed in some of the things she says and does (especially being rude to Atticus... I mean how can anyone be rude to the nicest man on earth?!?!).  There wasn't really a good plot and I missed some of the main characters from the first book.    

I know rumors have swirled that Harper Lee didn't actually write this book and I kind of feel that may be partially true.  I believe some parts she did, but some parts were just not the same.  However, I am glad I read it and I did love getting to go back and visit Macon but you will just have to read it and decide for yourself what you think!


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