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Book Review of Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman
Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5

I see why "To Kill a Mockingbird" had to be published first. ALL of the characters and events would not be as effective if we hadn't have Scout, Jem, Calpurnia, and Atticus for the past 50 years - in both movie and book forms.

This was Scout growing up to be Jean Louise - all in the matter of a few days. If __I__ had not read (and eventually saw) Mockingbird before reading Watchman, I could not appreciate the growth she undergoes - at all. If Atticus was not so definitively set as the solo bastion, I could not enjoy meeting his brother and sisters (yes, there are more Finch's in Maycomb County!) as much.

The title IS the meaning of the book. You should read it and watch Scout grow understand WHY she needed to 'Go Set a Watchman' - finally.


PS. This is one of my rare five star ratings. I'm gonna have to wait a few months and see if I keep this opinion after enough time has passed.

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