I'm sorry but it had to be done. I'm reading the last book again
I thought it would be pretty cool to discuss it in here because you can't get that much intellegent response from official HP boardies.
I had hardly ever read a whole book by myself before HP (it's been revealed that this is because of having mild dyslexia). J K Rowling created such a wonderful series full of atmosphere etc etc that i read them all all the way through, I have never been so involved with fictional characters I just think it's all so amazing, it speaks to a lot of people. The magic is what makes it because it's been done in a very modern way. I'm trying to find books with the same atmosphere and stuff.
soo erm thoughts...
I love Potter! He was one of my first books to, though now i hardly ever stop reading and when i do I'm crafting!
I cried soo much during the seventh book Poor Hedwig! and When Sirius died in the 5th one (though i read that when i was on my mood swing time, so that might have been part of it)
I was totally obsessed with it when i was younger, first 4 i read over 200 times (like i said, obsessed!) But i kind of didn't like the 7th, for the mere reason it seemed very rushed. I would have perfered more about the whole muggle-born hunting and other problems that happened. And i also wish she would have put a few clues into what was going to happen in the other books. It seemed like a fan fiction at times, becuase some of the character changed to much between 6 and 7 and there was no hint to alot of it.
I listened to them all on my ipod in work, with Stephen Fry reading them. I am glad I did that way, as I found them overly long and wandering. I liked the magical world and all that kind of fantasy malarky, but there was way too much waffle and not enough action. The last book was the best, as at least something happened! I don't know why she didn't spread all she crammed in to the last one over the half blood prince, which was by far the most boring of them all. In my opinion.
oh man, I started reading them in 4th grade! I can't believe thats the last book! when I was 11 it felt like it would be forever before I had to say goodbye to potter.
It was a very good series and im happy I got to be one of the kids to grow up with them. Its bitter-sweet ya know?
It felt really crazy how we lived in the time when people cued up for the next harry potter I hope when I have kids that they like it as much imagine the faces in years to come and you say how people waited for hours just to get it.
I cried so much in this one especially when hedwig died and when dobby was burried uuuurgh doooobby!
A writer has to build up a story it could easily have been written as 3 books but weres the excitment in that. And the character changes felt natural to me, look back at how you were from 11 - 17 I know I changed a lot. I felt that it was a really good ending to it all.
I love reading now because I'm just trying to find that same excitment in this made up place.
I like the books, there not my favourites but they're still pretty awesome. I started reading them when I was 8 I think so it feels weird that there is never going to be anouther harry potter book to rush out and buy as soon as the shops open. I ahve a theory that in say 100 years (maybey more) kids will be studying this in english.
They already are! A level students (16 - 18) will study the first book although I think it would drive me mad studying a book for a whole school year, again!
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