Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2021
I didn’t like this book 18 years ago, when I read it for the first and only time. And everyone says it’s their least favorite book, and I thought I would dislike it as I read it again now. However, I really enjoyed this book. There were few dull moments, except for maybe the star card slow opening.
This book seems much more about the emotions of the characters’ experiences than any of the other books. Maybe J.K. Rowling’s intent was to make this world intensely personal to us, because I think it worked. The is familial love between Hagrid and his brother, the Longbottoms, Sirius and Harry, all the Weasleys, and the camaraderie of the Hogwarts faculty. You feel intense frustration and hatred for Professor Umbridge and Bellatrix, and added conflicting emotions toward Harry’s father as a youth, Snape, Kreacher, and even for Dumbledore. I would even add the conflict created toward the creed of the centaurs and the dismissal of Professor Trelawney.
The emotions are drawn out very well, and nothing is as simple as once it may have seemed. We, along with Harry, and seeing that the world is more complex than we initially assumed, and I really like what this book created beyond the surface.
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