When the announcement came that Harper Lee's second book will be published in July, 55 years after her acclaimed "To Kill a Mockingbird," people took to Twitter to express their thoughts and make a few jokes. Here are what some authors had to say.
Some came up with their own name for the sequel. Young adult writer Maureen Johnson joked:
Others, like bestselling author Jodi Picoult, started planning their summer reading lists:
Some made jokes about the new book.
George RR Martin, "Game of Thrones" author, joked about how long the book took:
Mat Johnson, a novelist who wrote "Drop," urged critics to give Lee a good review:
Darin Strauss, a bestselling American writer, praised Lee for taking on a second book:
Young adult fiction writer Patrick Ness apologized for jokes about the book with more jokes:
Janelle Brown, author of national bestseller, "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" expressed skepticism over the publication:
But most, like thriller novelist Brad Meltzer, just seemed ready to get their hands on the novel: