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July 25, 2007

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srah

I can't believe how young some of these Harry Potter-readers are! When I was reading the book I kept thinking about the little kids I'd seen in the bookstore and how they were going to take it. When Goblet of Fire came out, I was seriously traumatized by Cedric's death. It was 3 in the morning and I sobbed and sobbed in confusion and loss and fear for the wizarding world. And I was twenty.

I think Rowling's said that the ideal age for each book is Harry's own age. I imagine, though, that it would be hard to hold kids back. If you let your 11 year old read HP1, they're going to want to read them all right away, rather than waiting a year to read each book in the series.

Elisabeth

You think you're slow? I'm still rereading book 6.

camille

S, I pretty much had a mental breakdown during book six-- and as for the younger readers, I'm sure all of the parents who had to comfort their children having avada-kedavra nightmares were thrilled.

E, I should have done that instead of rushing into book seven... that said, I was still the last of my pals to finish this one. I was more afraid of having the end ruined for me than actually feeling a need to finish it.

srah

I was more afraid of having the end ruined for me than actually feeling a need to finish it.

Exactly. I was torn between taking it slowly and savoring it or getting it read as quickly as possible so that nothing would be spoiled. Now I can go back and read the WHOLE SERIES!

Jessica

This book was BY FAR my favorite. Especially the last 200 pages or so. Well, pretty much the last 100 pages. I am pretty sure I am going to marry Harry Potter, since those 19 years into the future haven't happened yet and this between him and Ginny could get messed up. Ya know, maybe.

camille

It was my favorite too-- although I did somewhat miss the day-to-day at Hogwarts and more Snape-action. That said, the Man vs. Wild approach to Harry's survival was fun. Best of luck with Harry (your kids would be cute!)-- just leave Ron for me!

srah

Hey! I want Ron. I will have to settle for Neville.

camille

We can share the Weasley twins? :)

srah

Um, without going into too much spoilery detail, I will just point out that there is a flaw in that plan.

camille

Oh yeah... Oops!!

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