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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Go Set a Watchman

Book #91 Read in 2015
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I worried about reading this book as To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites; I even have a cat named BooBerry Radley.  Hearing all the buzz about the book, I was hoping that I wouldn't end up hating Atticus Finch, one of the greatest characters ever.  I am happy to say that I did not end up hating Atticus and overall I enjoyed the book.  While not, in my opinion, as well written and developed as Mockingbird, this book was a good, quick read.  Scout is now known as Jean Louise and is in her twenties and returning to Maycomb for her annual visit from New York City.  Looking at Maycomb and its people and happening through adult eyes makes Jean Louise question if anything she believed during her childhood was true. 

Jean Louise has grown up but she's still spunky and feisty.  Aunt Alexandra is more developed in this book than in Mockingbird.  I enjoyed the references to other characters from the other book.  It was a nice visit to Maycomb.  I borrowed this book from my town library.

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