Go Set A Watchmen : Book Review

Were you one of the lucky ones forced to read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in highschool? 🕊

I sure was! And thank goodness because if it weren’t for my high school English teacher, I never would have been introduced to such a phenomenon! 📚

This Sequel was released after Harper Lee passed away in early 2016, as it was published by her daughter.

Go Set A Watchmen tells the story of Scout or Jean Louise Finch grown up and living in New York City, but returns to visit her hometown Maycomb Alabama. 🇺🇸 Which also allowed me to see Scout as a grown 26 year old woman trying to separate herself from her father’s beloved reputation in town.

Early on it is revealed that her brother Jem passed away only a year after the first books final chapter! How sad! 😔

This book is beautifully written and the events and topics of racism are still relevant in todays society. This story captures Scout’s painful yet beautiful transition of growing up. 💗

The journey Scout endeavours reveals how one’s journey in life is guided by your conscience and the impact childhood trauma has. ❤️‍🩹

Harper Lee has captured a novel of wisdom, humanity, passion and humour all in one! 📘

Even if you haven’t read To Kill A Mockingbird, this novel holds its own in terms of discussion on the civil rights tensions and political turmoil of the 1950’s. 💪🏻

Needless to say this book is great! A timeless classic that is the perfect edition for any lover of classics.

Overall Cupcake Count: 🧁🧁🧁🧁

Yours ‘til the New York Times,🗽


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