‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel is a real thing

A sequel to the classic story ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is going to be published by Harper Lee…55 years later. The 88-year-old author announced earlier this week that she did in fact write another novel, and plot twist: she actually wrote it before ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. It was the first thing she submitted to publishers and considered to be lost. Good thing we like surprises, right?

Harper’s original book won her instant fame. The story of racial injustice is considered an American masterpiece, is a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been translated to over 40 languages, continues to be a bestseller, is required reading in schools, and was adapted into a film. Simply put, this book is hella important.

The sequel, titled ‘Go Set a Watchman’, is perfectly-timed considering all of the social injustice that’s still going on in the US right now (including Eric Garner and Michael Brown). The story takes place 20 years after its predecessor, and follows Jean Louise Finch, aka Scout, as she returns to her fictional hometown Maycomb, Alabama to visit her father, Atticus. The novel follows these characters and some other originals dealing with the social events of mid-50s America.

‘Go Set a Watchman’ is to be released on July 14 of this year, and it’s already at the height of bestseller charts on Amazon, according to the Guardian. You know we got that pre-order on lock.

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