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Here's How People Are Reacting To The First Chapter Of "Go Set A Watchman"

"Go Set a Mute Button."

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But today, readers are getting a glimpse into the beginning of the novel after the Guardian and Wall Street Journal published the first chapter.

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Even though book lovers everywhere knew this moment was coming, the internet still went crazy.

Just read the first chapter of #GoSetAWatchman.Feel v emotional. Went back to my 9 year old self reading Lee's words for the 1st time.#books

It was a bit like being united with an old friend, even if she's now Jean Louise! #GoSetAWatchman

It sparked a number of different reactions, which was expected given the controversy surrounding the book's release.

Seeing everyone reacting to the first chapter of GO SET A WATCHMAN tells me I am in no way prepared for hot takes on the whole book.

Need the German word for being curious about "Go Set a Watchman" but not curious enough to read it in case it's actually bad.


Literature teachers who have been using the same lesson plan for 55 years? Your work is cut out for you.

Thanks to #GoSetAWatchman, English teachers will spend the rest of their summer re-planning their lesson plans for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Some people also have mixed emotions about some of the major plot developments in the first chapter.

Harper Lee casually ripping my heart out with that first chapter #GoSetAWatchman

Others have a great sense of humor about what we know so far about Go Set a Watchman.

"an unmistakably profane glint in Atticus Finch’s eyes." The line that launched a thousand pages of Atticus erotica.

Though some people were just sick of hearing about it at all.