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There were no harry potter threads.....so I had to start one!! this is just generally to get some views on the books, likes/dislikes, criticisms, hero worship (tho lets try and keep it to a minimum....we all know the books rule....tho feel free to challenge that!) and any other general points you wish to make! yay! have fun guys, and adults....FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN! Harry Potter is for all ages (e.g. I'm 16 and still love em! as does my dad!). hope to get some stuff soon! :D

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Same, he was so moody. It was as if JK Rowling was trying to capture come "Teenage Moodiness" or someting, I dunno, well anyway, she failed.


My have is number 3 'cos it's just the best, and like Jess said, it's the only one where he doesn't meet Voldey... so it's different.

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Lol, I reckon that IS what she did, cos some of the time he's just normal and okay, then suddenly it's like WOAH Mr Scary. If you get what I mean..... :rolleyes:


It's a bit stupid thogh, she obviously doesn't understand the whole "teenage" thing.... she just makes Harry sound odd :S

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yes! she went a bit over the top, not to criticise her, as she is a fantastic author. but, I don't know about anyone else, but that scene with dumbledore in book 5....ok, I understood where harry was coming from but come on! everyone makes mistakes! I felt really bad for dumbledore :( especially when harry started smashing things, all I could think was "wow, what a spoilt brat!" I definately rated number 4 as the best, cos it was as dark as the 3rd but bigger! the pace really kept up throughout the book and there were twists in every chapter! there were good elements in number 5, the characters (Like Dolores Umbridge) were just as well thought out as in the previous books etc, and there wasn't anything WRONG as such with it, I just found myself disliking Harry more and more as the book went on.....anyway! enough of that rant! :P

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eeeeeeeeeeee! I'm not gonna pre-order mine though, it seems like a waste of a pound because the book stores always get so many in!!! Theres piles of them that don't get bought on the day.


Although saying this, I'll probably freak out the night before that they're all going to sell out and I'll be the only one without a copy, and end up pre-ordering it anyway.

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Or you could order it online via Book Group Online, and not only will you get a good discount, but it will arrive on the day of release:


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I love Harry Potter and cannot wait until the final book. There is so much that needs answering! I'm a little nervous though, and I'm hoping no websites/newspapers spoil the ending for people.


I have to disagree with people about J.K. Rowling not being convincing with Harry's 'moodiness.' In most of the books Harry's moods have been because of something he's been going through, e.g. Sirus death. We also have to take into account that he can't be a 'normal' boy, so of course he's going to get moody and I think that is what J.K tries to get across in the books; Harry sometimes feels frustrated with his life.


Favourite characters in the book are of course Harry and I love Ron's character. I was also devastated when Sirus died. :(


Skyler x

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The Scotsman - 20/12/07



AFTER months of feverish anticipation, cryptic clues from the author and dozens of false theories published on the internet, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was meant to be the final farewell to the boy wizard.


However, just like her legions of fans, it seems that JK Rowling cannot bear to let Harry and his Hogwarts friends be, and yesterday she detailed how their lives will develop after they leave the school for witches and wizards.


The Edinburgh-based author answers "ten questions" about Harry and his companions in tomorrow's Time magazine.


Rowling is number three in Time's Person Of The Year list – behind Vladimir Putin and Al Gore.


Rowling said she felt a "massive sense of release" to be able to answer any question from obsessive fans without giving the game away now that the books are completed. The author said that, as adults, Harry and Hermione Granger are both employed at the Ministry of Magic


Ron Weasley helps George at the joke shop, while Ginny Weasley becomes a professional Quidditch player and then a writer for the Daily Prophet. Rowling also revealed that Harry and his arch-enemy, Lord Voldemort, are related, albeit distantly, through the Peverell family.


But she added that "nearly all wizarding families are related, if you go back far enough". Among other revelations, Draco Malfoy marries Astoria Greengrass, while the luckless Neville Longbottom marries Hannah Abbott, who becomes owner of The Leaky Cauldron.


Rowling said: "I do have it all worked out in my mind because I couldn't stop myself doing that."


She called her time with Harry "one of the longest relationships of my adult life."


But Rowling does not rule out writing an eighth Hogwarts book. She said: "There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I've said, 'Yeah, all right,' to the eighth novel."


"If – and it's a big if – I ever write an eighth book about the wizarding world, I doubt that Harry would be the central character.


"I feel like I've already told his story. But these are big ifs. Let's give it 10 years and see how we feel then."


A member of the Scottish Epi

scopal Church, Rowling said her books had no religious agenda. "I did not set out to convert anyone to Christianity.


"I wasn't trying to do what CS Lewis did. It is perfectly possible to live a very moral life without a belief in God, and I think it's perfectly possible to live a life peppered with ill-doing and believe in God."


HARRY POTTER and Hermione Granger both land jobs at the Ministry of Magic, where Harry goes on to leads the auror department – a group of elite dark wizard hunters he joins aged 17. Hermoine joins the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.


Ron Weasley helps George at the joke shop, while Ginny Weasley becomes a professional Quidditch player and then a writer for the Daily Prophet.


Draco Malfoy marries Astoria Greengrass, younger sister of the Greengrass family and Neville Longbottom marries Hannah Abbott, who becomes landlady of The Leaky Cauldron.


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