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    Posted: April/27/2007 at 4:27pm
Skipping the 2nd book for now because I don't want to get into spiders, though there is one for a moment in AZKABAN - I was completely blown away by Book 3! While I have seen Cuaron's film, it has been awhile since then so some of the surprises in the end still had their effect on me. Except for the complete character arc and some reversals in the end, which I knew of course from the movie - but reading them, many of the scenes were still just as touching and elating. With a lot more devices, plants and foreshadowings that had to be abridged in the film, but the way they have cohesion with the payoffs near and towards the end can only make you appreciate the genius of this book's plotting.
Harry, Ron and Hermione also have a more intricacies in their relationship in this book - which you just have to read to see what I mean.

Though I've skipped the second one, this book works well as a stand-alone in itself, and on its own, is one of the most moving I've ever read. To use the term "endearing" again as I did for Book 1 is an understatement.

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For some reason I expected you to hate these books. Yet you don't, so I'm happy. They only get better from here. Longer, emotional, and more complex. Some very important things happened at the end of this book. You will see how they play out mostly in the next book, but also in book five.

I was so excited as a kid reading about Hogsmeade for the first time, and also the Marauder's Map. Rowling really knows how to bring out the inner kid in me and make me giddy just remembering my first time reading these books. Her imagination in unsurpassable.

Now that I think of it, as long as you have a pretty good memory of the second movie, especially the ending scenes, then you don't have to read it if you don't want to.

Have you accidentally ran across spoilers from the books you haven't read in the series?
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Yah I had run across some spoilers... because of some inconsiderate people who aren't discreet when discussing them to one another in person (not on the net)

But there are some really good people also who are faithful and won't tell me who dies in this book and that even if I ask them.
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This book clearly kicks it up a notch. Harry is now a teenager, and we get to see some of his darker side. The friendships get tested in a big way as Harry and his friends have to make real moral choices of their own. As to the final revelations, there were some clues along the way but they were still awesome.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FinalExam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/05/2007 at 7:48am
I thought the series really took a darker turn with POA, but just wait until the next two masha.
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