“Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.”
Since reading To Kill a Mocking Bird, I just knew I had to read Go Set a Watchman. I loved this book because even though it was written in the third person it still focuses on the story from Jean Louise’s point of view and uses her narrative. I also loved the way you got snippets of things that happened in Jean Louise’s childhood after to kill a mockingbird so I didn’t feel like it was cheating me out of that.
I was slightly torn over whether it was worth four or five stars but I ultimately gave it five just because although towards the end I didn’t fully understand what was going on it’s still a great book overall. I felt like it gave me a feel of what it was like during the civil rights movement in the south and I liked the way Jean Louise was kind of finding herself as part of Maycomb again. I feel it’s a book everyone needs to read, whether you end up enjoying it or not.
Have you ever read go set a watchman? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
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