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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."

    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:

    1.

    Lazy author Harper Lee to release 2nd book.

    2.

    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

    3.

    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

    4.

    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

    5.

    *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

    6.

    Harper Lee Thrilled to Disappoint Middle School Staff

    daniel.@dandal1onFollow

    Harper Lee Thrilled to Disappoint Middle School Staff

    10:44 AM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    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:

    13.

    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

    14.

    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

    15.

    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:

    16.

    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

    17.

    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:

    18.

    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

    19.

    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:

    21.

    @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

    22.

    @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:

    23.

    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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