I read or started to read this as a child. Years later I got it into my hands. I loved it. It's a great book for children or adults. But please...don'...moreI read or started to read this as a child. Years later I got it into my hands. I loved it. It's a great book for children or adults. But please...don't see the movie. It ruined the book. The story was so amazing and full of adventure and fantasy, the little girl is so fun to read. The movie destroys it. Book is great. I would recommend it to anyone young or old.(less)
I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it. It's a cult classic, which I never read as a child and perhaps it's why I don't have that connection to it,...more I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it. It's a cult classic, which I never read as a child and perhaps it's why I don't have that connection to it, but it wasn't an amazing super fantastic read, like everyone talks about. It was a fun read, I felt it was original in the story and it was well written, but I just wasn't a spectacular read for me. Even after my second reading of the book, I didn't exactly connect to it.
The characters were well done for the most part, but I did find them to lack any real development, and I found their personalities to be somewhat repetitive throughout the book, there were times I felt like I read the same interaction between characters over and over again. Other characters just weren't very believable, like Charles Wallace. He's wise beyond his years, but he's written with the knowledge of a thirty year old, not a child, which didn't work well for me. It's a great book for children, I do think a lot of young readers would enjoy the book and they probably would connect to it a lot more than myself, but it just didn't do it for me in the end. It was a fun read, but it lacked the magic and appeal it seems to have for everyone else for me.
Along with the sixth book, this is my favourite of the Harry Potter Series. One of the reasons is it introduces one of my favourite characters, Remus...moreAlong with the sixth book, this is my favourite of the Harry Potter Series. One of the reasons is it introduces one of my favourite characters, Remus Lupin. I can’t say to much about him, because it might spoil things for you, but he’s just one of those loveable, and at times mysterious characters, who will always have your back, a gifted wizard. He’s also one of those characters that you remember, for a long time. This Harry Potter book has a different mood then the first two. It’s a lot darker, and appeals to a slightly older audience. Actually, the movie version of this (also my favourite of all the movies) is what started my Harry Potter Mania. It was this movie, and when I got to the third book, it really had me hooked to the series. This one has a lot of action and has a lot of moments where you start to ask questions about Harry’s past. I found the ending of this to be far more exciting, and more climatic at the end. Some of my favourite characters are also at their best here, including Snape and Lupin. Hard thing is to tell, why this book is so great, without actually ruining some of the surprises in it. One thing is, and those who’ve read or are familiar with it, is that it is different then any other book, because the book is missing something all other books in the series have. So over all, very mysterious, hilarious (especially during the divination classes) and action packed. This is Harry Potter at his best (yet again, as with the other books, I find my self more attracted to the minor major characters then the major ones.) Also, events at the end kick off events in the rest of the series.