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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Updated on July 20, 2015

Just one person’s review of the book Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

First and foremost I would like to say if you have not read To Kill A Mockingbird, go buy it, borrow it, or check it out of your library and read it first. Even though Harper Lee does a great job in summarizing her characters you will not be able to connect with the characters and have the emotional response that Scout has when she does.

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I will be honest at first I thought that there really was no plot. The first third of the book just fills you in on what the characters are up to in the present (which for them was the 1950’s), flashbacks of the past, which come out of nowhere sometimes. I didn’t feel like I was reading anything more then a diary of a Woman who was reminiscing about her past as she visits her family during her annual trip home.

Also at times I did find this book a little hard to keep up with. Jumping from flashback to present. And to be honest I had to reread a chapter when Scout, or should I say Jean Louise is talking to her Uncle; and I still didn’t catch what his delusional mind was trying to convey.

But then it hits you. Events start falling into place and she finds herself questioning her beliefs. Those she trusted and loved had changed, and she found herself in a down ward spiral trying to make sense of what she heard and saw. She was alone as far as she could tell; no one she knew was who he or she appeared to be in her eyes.

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To be honest I bawled my eyes out when Jean Louise’s world comes crashing down all around her. She doesn’t know whom she can trust, and the one who she looked up to the most has let her down. I found myself losing respect as she was for the people in her small little world. Those she loved were slipping away from her, she felt like she didn’t even know them anymore.

Jean Louise lashes out at her family, for disappointing her, for what she had witnessed, and heard since her homecoming. She is so fed up after an argument with her father, that she feels the only thing to do is leave and never come back, only to be stopped by her eccentric Uncle, in which for the first time in her life explains to her why events had to play out like they did, why she had to do what she had done.

It ends leaving you wanting a little more. Questions were flying through my head as I read the last few pages. However, I felt like if she had answered those questions, I would not have had such an emotional response to the ending, and to me that makes a good story. If I don’t cry or laugh for the main characters as I have done though-out this book then to me the book is void of emotion and nothing more then a history book being read by a monotone teacher.

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      Jen Sejda 2 years ago from Delaware County Pennsylvania

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book. Not everybody has the same opinions, and I like to read reviews, but I don't make an opinion until I read the book myself.

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      Madan 2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      I have not read this book, but earlier one was fab. Lets see how it is, but good review by you

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      Jen Sejda 2 years ago from Delaware County Pennsylvania

      I hope you enjoy the book.

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      hubsy 2 years ago

      I am so excited to read this book, thanks! So exciting, especially since To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books!

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