Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by You Know Who

Okay, this is not the real cover, but we all know what the book looks like so I thought I'd have a little fun. I loved the book, but I'm voting Maybe on inclusion.

On one hand, the book would make no sense to people who haven't read the series (Rowling doesn't even try, as she did with some of the earlier books).

On the other hand, it was the big book of the summer, and every teen was talking about it, even those who hadn't read it. Eclipse by Meyer was a close second, but this book was king. I look forward to everyone's thoughts..


At October 11, 2007 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Carey S. said...

I think Rowling did an excellent job tying all the loose ends together.

I give it a Yah due to the simple fact that every teen, kid and even some adults, had their noses crammed in this book the day it was released.

I agree that is may have been slightly confusing for someone who had not read the other books in the series. I think most kids have been told by friends of looked at synopsis online that you could pick this book up alone and enjoy it, not as much if you had read all of them but, still you could enjoy it.

At October 15, 2007 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Mary R said...

I give it a Yah. Great conclusion to a series that brought so many kids to reading.

At October 23, 2007 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Yah for sure. After reading it I felt so sad that the series was done. It felt like the day after 10 Xmases combined.

At November 7, 2007 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Carol K said...

I loved this book - the best in the series. However, I do not think it is a strong contender based on the "stand alone" criteria. I vote NAY.

At November 28, 2007 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

I have to agree with the NAY vote on the "cheese stands alone" criterion. Also, I personally think there are way better writers out there. (I know, I know, I'm a total writing snob....)

Don't get me wrong: I listened to it on CD, and had to redo my makeup in my car before heading into work a couple of times, and sat in the driveway waiting for a chapter or two to end... but while it's a rollicking good adventure, it's never been an award-worthy example of writing to me.

However, as a finale to a dynasty, I sure wouldn't be surprised to see it turn up on our Top Twenty list, just like the Academy felt obliged to give the Oscar nod to The Return of the King....


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