After more than 50 years, Harper Lee is releasing her second book! Go Set a Watchmen, the sequel to her first bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird, is to be released this July.
I remember reading TKAM for the first time in my 9th grade English class. It completely changed my attitude towards school, reading and writing! It opened my eyes to a world of fantastic literature and, since that class, I have come back to that book numerous times. I am overjoyed that Lee is coming out with a sequel.
Naturally, I have already preordered the book from Barnes and Noble. I just want to ask: who else is excited? And tell me when you first read To Kill a Mockingbird?
“The snow has come and gone which forces me to think that the chill that resides beneath my skin is more than the weather. With each day that passes, my reflection in the mirror grows a little more faint…”
– A.Collins, My Dear Henry
Throwing rocks into the water,
As I stand along the bank.
Hurling one after another,
Til I saw they had not sank.
I stood there and I pondered,
Why that this would be.
For why would rocks that I have thrown,
Stay atop the sea?
I searched around for one more stone,
The biggest of them all.
One that’s size and weight alone
Could make the rest of them fall.
Stopping in my tracks,
I gazed at the sheet of steel.
I could not describe what it was,
Or the way it made me feel.
But staring at each failed attempt,
I saw each one so clear.
And as I came to accept them all,
They began to disappear.