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message 1: by Shaun (new)

Shaun Rowland this book is crap...

it has no exciting story...

my opinion..


message 2: by Eeeeeep (new)

Eeeeeep I completely agree with you. And I really like the good characters because she gives them moments of weakness and of temptations (even though they always make the right choices) they are given more roundness, but the villains are so completely vapid, it makes me want to just scan over their main scenes.

message 3: by Tracy (new)

Tracy I respectfully disagree- at least in regards to Malfoy. Later on in the series it's revealed why Malfoy is the way he is and you do gain some sympathy for him. I think in the earlier books the characters seem so one-dimensional because the characters themselves are children. When they get older the other characters become much more multifaceted.

message 4: by Shanah (new)

Shanah Davis I agree with Tracy. I think she is a literary genius and wish I could write a perfect series of stories half as well as she did. my question is, "Will she ever write again?" I know, monetarily, at least, she never needs to....but then again, how can she top Harry Potter?

message 5: by Renee (new)

Renee E

message 6: by Leah (new)

Leah lockhart is a minor charecter not a villian so he doesn't need a sympathy back story and for God sakes malfoy gets explained in the seventh book

message 7: by Karen (new)

Karen Malfoy couldn't show his true self to whom he thought were Crabbe and Goyle. He had to continue to act tough in order to keep them in linewith him. It's not until Harry observes Malfoy alone that we finally get a glimpse of who he really is.

message 8: by Maddie (new)

Maddie All I'm going to say is that what makes Harry Potter a good saga is the fact that not every character and incident gets explained the second it is introduced.

message 9: by Steph (new)

Steph I must say that I found Gilderoy Lockhart annoying sometimes as well, but I usually compensated that for the fact that it was just in his very, very shallow character :)

message 10: by Lina (new)

Lina "Good villains should draw out some sort of sympathy in the reader, or reveal at some point their humanity. At the very least, you should be able to understand why they are the way they are, and that back story allows you to look at them from a different perspective."

Very well said!

message 11: by Guillermo (new)

Guillermo I agree with Maddie, most of the things, if not all of them, get explained later in the books. After all there are 7 books, theres no need to explain/show everything in one book.

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