Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ has readers up in arms even before it’s been released

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HOUSTON - Sadly, there's nothing worse than seeing a beloved figure, fictitious or not, fall from grace.

That's the current plight of the mythical Atticus Finch. You may remember him as the noble character in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

"He's was amazing and he was a father figure that any little girl or boy would want to have," said Casey Smith who was shopping at Half Price Books.

Now can you imagine Finch joining the KKK? In Lee's Go Set A Watchman, to be released Tuesday, that's exactly what he does, and it has people up in arms.

"I think if you were to see them side by side, it wouldn't even be same character. It would very hard to read that and experience him making that change. I would want to throw the book across the room," added Smith.

Jessica Garza said, "Yeah, its disappointing that he completely turned around on he was standing up for in the first book, but then at the same time, people change and I think it's important for students who might have to read the book to know that no everybody stays true to who they start off as."

"We all have skeletons and I think we should leave the skeletons where they are," according to Steve Tagliere.

"Just like the flag in South Carolina, it has a history and has a place and a space and I think that's the dimensions of Nell's book," explained John Runnels.

Funny thing is, nobody has read the book yet. Maybe we shouldn't judge a book by its coverage.


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