Harper Lee to publish long-awaited sequel

To Kill a Mockingbird story continues after 50 years

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Matthew Grissom

Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird"

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most recognized books to date. The book has been out for over 50 years, so a sequel would have been expected to come out a lot a long time ago, but it didn’t. Just this year, Harper confirmed that she is working on a sequel.

“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told,” Harper said according to Mashable. “I hadn’t realized it [the original book] had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication.”

She is almost done with the book and it should be done soon. The new book will be available for electronic devices like Kindles or iPads. The sequel will follow To Kill a Mockingbird‘s main character, Scout, and what she has been doing for the past 20 years. They will explain what happened to every character in the classic novel. The book is called Go Set A Watchman and has not been given a publication date yet.