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The Best Twitter Reactions To Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" Sequel

"Harper Lee, 88, drops mic and walks away."

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The news that Harper Lee is publishing a second novel over 50 years after the release of her debut, To Kill a Mockingbird, rocked Twitter this morning.

People were thrilled, and many made jokes:

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Lazy author Harper Lee to release 2nd book.

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it took Harper Lee this long to come up w a character name better than boo radley I guess?

faboolah@lzycmtFollow

it took Harper Lee this long to come up w a character name better than boo radley I guess?

10:46 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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George R.R. Martin's productivity is now officially somewhere between J.D. Salinger and Harper Lee.

Martin@HeisenbergkampFollow

George R.R. Martin's productivity is now officially somewhere between J.D. Salinger and Harper Lee.

10:46 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Sad that Harper Lee is trying to ride a trend in her new book TO RE-KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THAT'S NOW A ZOMBIE

Bill Corbett@BillCorbettFollow

Sad that Harper Lee is trying to ride a trend in her new book TO RE-KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THAT'S NOW A ZOMBIE

10:45 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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*trailer voice* “But this Mockingbird… won’t… stay… killed."

Tom Phillips@flashboyFollow

*trailer voice* “But this Mockingbird… won’t… stay… killed."

10:34 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Harper Lee Thrilled to Disappoint Middle School Staff

daniel.@dandal1onFollow

Harper Lee Thrilled to Disappoint Middle School Staff

10:44 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So excited the Boo Radleys are going to release a second album.

Matt Leys@mattleysFollow

So excited the Boo Radleys are going to release a second album.

10:42 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Harper Lee saw that Missy Elliot was coming back and found inspiration.

Macy Archer@macyarcherFollow

Harper Lee saw that Missy Elliot was coming back and found inspiration.

10:45 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I bet Harper Lee thinks Amazon is a warrior woman.

Mat Johnson@mat_johnsonFollow

I bet Harper Lee thinks Amazon is a warrior woman.

11:48 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were jokes about The Hunger Games:

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To Kill A Mockingjay will be set in the aftermath of the Hunger Games series, as Katniss' daughter Scout deals with racism in the districts

Hayes Brown@HayesBrownFollow

To Kill A Mockingjay will be set in the aftermath of the Hunger Games series, as Katniss' daughter Scout deals with racism in the districts

10:40 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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To be fair, To Kill A Mockingbird was the weakest book in the Hunger Games trilogy so I’m glad that *muffled gunshot*

Social Joseph Wario@JoeTheDoughFollow

To be fair, To Kill A Mockingbird was the weakest book in the Hunger Games trilogy so I’m glad that *muffled gunshot*

10:39 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Harper Lee's new novel will be set in Panem and titled "How to Kill a Mockingjay: The Capitol Strikes Back"

Ryan Ritter@HLS_NDtexFollow

Harper Lee's new novel will be set in Panem and titled "How to Kill a Mockingjay: The Capitol Strikes Back"

10:41 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And about #Gamergate:

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Joke's on you guys. Harper Lee's new book is just about ethics in gaming journalism.

Gabe Duverge@GabeDuvergeFollow

Joke's on you guys. Harper Lee's new book is just about ethics in gaming journalism.

10:40 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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actually, it’s about ethics in mockingbird deaths

Erik Malinowski@erikmalFollow

actually, it’s about ethics in mockingbird deaths

11:15 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some brought up the conspiracy theory that Truman Capote had actually written To Kill a Mockingbird:

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Excited that Harper Lee is publishing lost work from Truman Capote.

Christian Sweda@cswedaFollow

Excited that Harper Lee is publishing lost work from Truman Capote.

10:39 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Did Harper Lee use a Ouija board to get Truman Capote to write her new novel?

Stephe96@Stephe96Follow

Did Harper Lee use a Ouija board to get Truman Capote to write her new novel?

10:45 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

20.

Apparently it took 54 years of negotiations for Harper Lee to finally purchase an unpublished book from Truman Capote's estate

Seagull and Eat It@TurdGuyFollow

Apparently it took 54 years of negotiations for Harper Lee to finally purchase an unpublished book from Truman Capote's estate

10:44 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others started coming up with title suggestions:

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@BuzzFeeders @BuzzFeed #mockingbirdsequeltitles I Thought I Killed That Mockingbird

Bradley Wallace@Wallace_BMarkFollow

@BuzzFeeders @BuzzFeed #mockingbirdsequeltitles I Thought I Killed That Mockingbird

10:57 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@BuzzFeeders @BuzzFeed "Tequila Mockingbird:Scout's Journey into Adulthood"

Pride's Wrath@NonchalantPrideFollow

@BuzzFeeders @BuzzFeed "Tequila Mockingbird:Scout's Journey into Adulthood"

11:01 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some were just surprised that she was still alive:

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Wow, Harper Lee is still alive? That's exciting to hear.

Nathan@FaS_SkepticFollow

Wow, Harper Lee is still alive? That's exciting to hear.

11:29 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

24.

*pretends he knew Harper Lee was still alive*

Damien Owens@OwensDamienFollow

*pretends he knew Harper Lee was still alive*

11:00 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

25.

Harper lee is releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, and also the secrets to immortality. How the fuck old is she!!?!?,

Brian sneed@BriansneedFollow

Harper lee is releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, and also the secrets to immortality. How the fuck old is she!!?!?,

10:39 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

All jokes aside, we're thrilled that Harper Lee is releasing a second book!

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