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High School Favourite “To Kill a Mockingbird” Has a New Sequel

14 JUL 2015
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55 years after the much celebrated To Kill a Mockingbird was released, Harper Lee’s follow up Go Set a Watchman will soon go on sale.

To Kill a Mockingbird has been a staple of the North American school curriculum for decades. Aside from being an extraordinarily written book, it’s has been integral to helping teens understand themes like good and evil, social inequality, racism and morality. Since its publication in 1960, the novel has sold over 30 million copies. Already, Go Set a Watchman is Amazon’s highest pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the yet-unreleased novel has taken the internet by storm.

Go Set a Watchman is set twenty years after To Kill a Mockingbird, and centers around a now older Scout going to visit her father Atticus Finch—to discover that he is no longer the man he was before.

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most commonly taught books in high schools. Here are a few others that have become classics for students:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Lord of the Flies
  • 1984
  • Slaughter-house Five
  • Catch-22

What was your favourite required reading in high school? Do you plan to read this classic’s sequel?

Source: CNN