Monday, August 17, 2009

Finished Harry Potter

So I did it. Finally I have finished the Harry Potter series.

I liked #6 & 7 so much better than 4 & 5. I really liked them. I don't want to spoil it in case any of you are like me and late to read the series.

But I loved the quote when Dumbledore said, "time has made a fool of us again." Or something like that in reference to losing track of time.

I liked the way the book ended. Although I will complain that it got unnecessarily complicated. All the Hallows stuff. All these connections or not connections. The wand is connected, but how. I just think that #7 got a little more complicated than it needed to be.

I do love Luna and her sweet, dreamy comments through out the whole series.

I appreciate that J.K. Rowling keeps these books for kids. The little romances are kept so simple and innocent. She often writes that the characters swear, but she doesn't have to write out the words, just references it. I appreciate that these are truly PG books. I do think they are scary, but without being gory. Like she says Malfoy still bore the mark of Voldemorts punishment, but without having to describe the horribleness. Do you know what I mean?

Overall I liked this series. It won't be my favorite ever, but I'm glad I invested the time into reading it. I think the characters are great, and for the most part strayed from the stereotypes that are repeated over and over in literature. I loved the relationship between Harry and Hermoine.

Now I'm off to tackle David Copperfield, all 877 tiny print pages of it for book club next month.


The GruCru said...

I'm a fan. Riley and I love Luna too-don't you wonder if she ended up w/ Neville. Ron is my favorite-he reminds me of Spencer. Now you get to watch all 6 movies.

Julie E. said...

I've been on book #3 for about 6 weeks... too busy this summer to do much reading. I'm really looking forward to finishing the series by the end of the year.