Thank You Malcom Jones

In the latest issue of Newsweek Malcom Jones gives an excellent book review to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {which I finished last night!}. He pinpointed my every emotion:

"The series is not about whether Harry survives, but about how he faces life and death. More specifically, it is about growing up--about the pains of growing up...The sadness that many readers will experience--oh, all right, the tears they will shed {that was totally me last night bawling my eyes out!}---when they close the cover on this novel has nothing to do with the fate of the characters and everything to do with maturity. It is about, more than anything else, the end of childhood. The readers who have grown up with this series--who have read it, as it were, in real time as it unfolds--are themselves at that end. Saying goodbye to Harry is like saying goodbye to a piece of themselves. Rowling has honored their patience with a work as sincere and profound as anything they could as for, with the bonus that any time they want to relive childhood, they only have to pick up volume one and begin again. If that's not magic, what is?"

Thank You Malcom Jones. My thoughts exactly.

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