Sunday, February 21, 2016

Finishing Up Go Set a Watchman & Starting All the Bright Places

It was very sad that this week as I finished up Go Set A Watchman I heard that Harper Lee had passed away. She was a fantastic writer and I have to say Go Set A Watchman was an amazing book. I thought To Kill A Mockingbird was great but Go Set A Watchman took her writing to a whole new level. 

I am glad I got the chance to enjoy this amazing book. I have a couple questions below about Go Set A Watchman. What did you think of the book? 

Questions About Go Set A Watchman 
1. Why publish Go Set a Watchman now?

2.What issues addressed in Go Set a Watchman are still relevant today?

3.How have the characters of Atticus and Jean Louise changed sinceTo Kill a Mockingbird?

4.Go Set a Watchman is set in a different time period than To Kill a Mockingbird. How has the South changed in those twenty years? How have Civil Rights changed? How does Harper Lee's depiction of her black characters differ, if at all, between those two books?
The next book on our list is All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. We are going to start today Sunday February 21st and end Sunday March 6th. 

Synopsis From Goodreads:Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

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