I’ve been very careful to avoid learning about the last three books in the Potter series. I have avoided the moves and trade journals and also the websites. My friends have been most helpful and forgiving; I have always sensed that they have wanted to discuss this series with me, and they have patiently withheld their desire until I caught-up. I thank them for it. They have the stuff of Heroes.
I think this book (5) is the best so far in the series. I found it engaging and far more serious and adult than the others. I liked it…far better than I thought I would.
I’m adding a couple of the closing thoughts I felt while finishing this book:
"I'm finding it very difficult to not be both emotionally invested and thoroughly outraged as I read Chapter 37 "The Lost Prophecy". I am certainly feeling all of Harry's rage and lost trust as I read J.K.'s words."
“My heart fell when I read page 857. I had forgotten about Sirius’s gift. I was shocked to learn about the undiscovered mirror which would allow Harry and Sirius to speak. My mind immediately embraced the horrific thought that if Harry had opened the package earlier, all might not have been lost. “
I find it difficult to believe that my favorite character is gone. I will continue to hold out hope until the bitter end…
Six and Seven…here I come. Be prepared.