Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter Goes to Summer Camp

We've packed up our kid, and given him to strangers. He's at summer camp this week. I'm sure he'll forget all about his lonely old parents after a day of swimming, archery and roasting marshmallows.

However, it did give hub and me a chance to go on a date and see the new Harry Potter movie. I felt Order of the Phoenix was the clunkiest and most tedious of all the books, so I was impressed that the movie was as good as it was.

However, Deathly Hallows is awfully good, and the ending is....well, you'll just have to read it for yourself. Having just finished reading D.H. just before seeing the movie, I confess parts of the movie choked me up. You'll have to use a Crutacious curse to get anymore out of me.

You know the book is good when your eleven year old would rather read it than play video games, AND he took it to camp. I warned him not to ruin the ending for himself by reading ahead.

The Sorcerer's Stone was the book that got Nick interested in reading - he read it in second grade. Before that, he preferred someone read to him, or to flip through picture books. He wasn't alone - at least 5 or 6 kids in his class read the book also.

Ms. Rowling's writing is the real magic about Harry Potter.

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