It was announced yesterday that Harper Lee, at eighty-eight years old, was to release another novel July of this year. ‘Go Set a Watchman’, actually written before To Kill a Mockingbird, follows Scout as an adult and features other characters, such as Atticus.
Here’s an article about it from The Guardian
You can pre-order the book Here
Interesting timing, isn’t it?
I don’t even know where to begin, honestly. So many things happen, coming together eventually. It was sad, happy, and masterfully written. First of all, it’s terrifying to think that Mr. Ewell was so low he would attack children. There’s also the fact that Scout never gets to see Boo again, even though he saved her life. Things like this are not what we are going to focus on. Let’s discuss a happier detail: Scout acting ladylike and having Boo escort her. I think this shows that a ladylike mindset is starting to stick with little Miss Jean Louise, and that maybe she’s okay with it, even if just a little. In the movie and the book I thought it was incredibly adorable, and it made me feel less sad about some of the things I mentioned before.
For the large project Jenna, Tina and I are creating a modern adaption blog following three sisters witnessing the events of the book. You can find that blog here: https://mayscomb.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/a-quaint-little-town/