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The "To Kill A Mockingbird" Sequel Is Insane

A lot has changed in Maycomb County.

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The sequel to Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, called Go Set a Watchman, is out today.


In it, Scout returns to her hometown 20 years after the events of the first book.

Here's a look at the biggest spoilers from the highly anticipated sequel:


1. Scout eats a bialy for the first time and learns what all the hubbub is about.

2. Jem learns to shut his trap when adults are speaking.

4. Boo Radley reprises his famous rap ("The name's Boo Radley and I'm here to say / I'm the spookiest neighbor in the USA!").

5. In Chapter 7, the titular watchman is revealed to be Tom Robinson, sent from the afterlife to judge humanity for our sins.


7. All of the first book's most famous quotes, including "Racism — it IS a big whoop" and "To kill a mockingbird? Don't mind if I do!" are back, but in surprising new ways.

9. Sheriff Heck Tate is now running for mayor with the slogan "He'd Be a Heck of a Mayor!"

10. A chapter where Scout rides a train is just "Chugga chugga chugga chugga choo choo" over and over for 30 pages.

11. Every single character kills a mockingbird at some point.


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