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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote christophersnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/20/2007 at 9:24am
Books only. Of course, both are for children, but in the books you can almost imagine the childish parts away. The books seem to carry a more powerful message as well. I think you would enjoy the books, but if you didn't start reading them when they first came out, or when you are in your early teens, they probably won't be as special. Especially for a seasoned reader.

And remember, I hate movie-books, so maybe my opinion on the matter shouldn't count as much. Though my reason for that stems from my love of the Potter books and the ruination of the imagination that the screen brought to the books.

It's official, the final Harry Potter book is 784 pages. Too short for me, but hopefully she will wrap everything up nicely. It is the second longest book in the series.
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Well, I'm definately not in my teens However, maybe my kids would enjoy me reading it to them. Are they pretty scarey for a bedtime read? My youngest is 7.
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The later books may have some scary moments for younger children. I've know 7 year olds who have read all the books.
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If you are going to see the movies, do it before you read the books. The movies are frustrating cause they don't follow the books completely. Especially in the Goblet of Fire. It was hard to get into the first two books. They are written for a younger audience. The third and definately the fourth, fith and sixth are more for an older audience i think. i loved them.
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I pre-ordered the Deathly Hallows, can't wait for it to be released!

As for the movies, I think they did an ok job for the shortet books, but in Goblet of Fire they had to cut too much. I think it could work better as mini-series or something. The scenes with Quidditch cup and first appearance of the Death Eaters are gripping in the book, while in the movies they are very abridged.

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