Monday, June 24, 2013
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - review of sorts
*****Please note that if you have not read this book, I am not going to spoil it for you. In fact, I am not going to tell you anything about this particular book. You will have to read it to know why I say this and I would not want to take the adventure away from you.*****
When I first read Harry Potter...oh so many years ago...I found it boring and couldn't even finish the first book in the series. Now, several years and two children later, I read the whole series. If you have been following my blog, you know that I read the series out loud to my children and they L.O.V.E.D. every single book. And yes, I did too!
A lot of great discussions were had as we finished each book and many lessons were learned about friendship, honesty, and trust.
Nick, Sam and I are now watching the movies and find that reading the books first helps us know what is coming next. Do the movies stay true to the books? A few of the movies do. We have not watched part 1 and 2 of The Deathly Hallows, but plan on doing that soon.
Are these books good for kids? I think so. But that is my opinion for my family. I do have to say that I was skeptical at first because of the whole witchcraft and wizardry theme, but the lessons that you take from each book can be applied to muggle daily life.
I commend J.K. Rowling for her great imagination and telling a story that expands 7 books. My children enjoyed being a part of Harry Potter's world so much that they have started reading the books themselves. I am so glad that I own the complete series because I am sure it will be read over and over again by my children and of course, by me :)