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message 1: by jacky (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:48AM) (new)

jacky I at first thought the ownership of the Elder's Wand was a little complex, too. But I realized I was caught up in the action and was taking it to literally. I even had paused reading and went back to see if Draco had taken D's wand. But, once I thought about it, I realized that it was really about the wand choosing the wizard, which Voldermort never respected and thus had overlooked. I don't think she had painted herself in a corner with that, but rather that she built up that idea through this book, which had been mentioned early in book 1, as well as having built up our knowledge of Voldermort's other misunderstandings of magic.

message 2: by Eleanor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:49AM) (new)

Eleanor no perhaps she didn't paint her self into a corner per se but it made the battle scene with voldemort a bit more of a scooby doo ending than a riveting action sequence but hey, it's a children's book.

message 3: by Erica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:50AM) (new)

Erica Yes, that moment when Dumbledore talks about things being in his head really affected me more than any other part of the story.

message 4: by Donna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:15PM) (new)

Donna I liked your comment about Ethos, Pathos, Logos and the cute stuff about the details like eating. JK Rowling was great on the details, reminding me of James Fenimore Cooper. Maybe the books were long, but we read them. We could spend more time with our FRIENDS-yes, they felt like our friends--- Harry Ron and Hermione and be right there in full detail without a video...awesome. And what's more the way she tied up so many details in the end was very thoughtful of the readers and their hopes. I am appalled at the number of currently popular authors who write in one dependable style for years and then "change personalities" and jerk the rug out from under the reader. I invested a lot of time in these people and I was cheering for their success. I would have hated any other ending.

=)As Professor Dumbledore said to Harry in the first book, "It is our choices, Harry that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

message 5: by CJ (last edited Dec 15, 2010 07:30AM) (new)

CJ I don't know about Dumbledore. The first time I read this series, I would have agreed with you - I did not like Dumbledore very much at all close to the ending. But after reading the first four 7+ times and finally managing to finish the last book, I like that Dumbledore is not infallible...Kids will see that it's not all black and white, good against evil. There are plenty of grey areas in life - James had his share of arrogance, Snape was actually able to care for someone, Dumbledore made his mistakes, Malfoy wasn't so horrible as to actually go through with murdering someone...it lets us down as readers somewhat, as no one really likes to acknowledge that people are flawed, or that someone they hate doesn't necessarily make them evil. What did bug me a bit however, is that Dumbledore had a bit too much of a hand in orchestrating everything. He can't be that all-knowing!

message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan I think that review raps my feelings of the book nicely, it shows the good bad and the confusing

message 7: by None (new)

None Of Guys listen theres something wrong with Eleanor's eye. I think we should urge her to see an eye docter and guys please no jokes.

message 8: by Sosen (new)

Sosen I thought the ending was pretty freakin' terrible. Scooby-Doo ending is a good way to describe it.

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