Sunday, July 22, 2007

HP 7...the end...No Spoilers Here

I finished book this morning around 10:00.

I thought that I would be really sad at reading this last in the series of HP books but as it turns out, I am not sad. JK Rowling has left me completely satisfied. The book was wonderful. It was a bit more difficult to read for me in the sense that I really had to think while reading this time. I also think that it was written at a higher level of difficulty, not your usual fiction easy read. Yes, there were some tragedies but I think those could not have been avoided. The story and all of its many elements were neatly wrapped up. I think one more book might be overkill.

I am left feeling fulfilled and eager to re-read the book out loud with Sabina to help her along the way so she too can enjoy this last book and so that I can get a deeper meaning out of the book.

What a great read!


La Brown Girl said...

Please, just one?

I'm kidding. I have to go pick up a copy of the book to take to my classroom. I'm sure it will be all the rage with my kiddos next year.

cindylu said...

You know what I wonder about, how do kids react to the storylines and the intensity of the last couple of books? I didn't read stories intense like this as a kid. Hell, I'm still sad about the dogs dying in Where the Red Fern Grows.

MsAbcMom said...

La Brown Girl:
No..sorry...the story line is so good that it is better if you experience it for yourself! :-)

You are right. The storylines are very mature. I process the storylines with Sabi to help her sort through it. I wonder though how much of the story the kids really get though. I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird when I was 9. I liked the book but didn't fully comprehend the book. I got out of it only what I could put into it as a 9 year old. For example, I didn't get for example the rape of Mayella. What I took away from that story was that a girl was treated poorly. Each subsequent reading I took something new away from it as I matured.

La Brown Girl said...

:) Hey have you read Inkspell or Inkheart yet? I bought copies of them today for my classroom. I started Inkspell and it's pretty good.

MsAbcMom said...

I haven't. I will check them out - thx!

Dree said...

I finished it today. It was SO worth it. I think Rowling did an amazing job of tying up loose ends and giving her readers a satisfying ending to the story.

Coco said...

i haven't read it...
i want to go back and read book 1, and then go forward : )

when do you start school/work?


i have a new dress for Alejandro's date ; ) 9/1/07 can't wait!! said...

Whew, for a second I thought you were talking about books that HP recommended. I heard a commentary on the radio the other day comparing today's teenagers with the generation of the Beatles: they'd be the only generation that experienced Harry Potter one by one as each book came out. I thought that was a pretty good point.