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Good-Bye Harry. It has been great!

July 20th, 2007

As the final hours before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows draw to a close, I find myself a bit sad. I think that millions of us over these last 10 yrs. have looked forward to new installments in the Harry Potter series. The books are full of mystical honesty and courage. We want Harry to do what is right and defeat evil.Harry Drool

My son and I stood in line for 45 min. this morning at our local Barnes and Noble to get a ticket. These tickets assured that we would be one of the first after midnight to get the Deathly Hallows. There will once again be a huge book party at B&N with games, puzzles, costumes, quizzes, story reading, and prizes (and a new book to read). Yes, I am a huge fan.

I think these books speak not only to children, but adults who wish that the world were more black and white. How? So many times, we face people and situations that are gray areas. We don’t know who to trust or what to believe. I think that is why I enjoy stories such as those written by J.K. Rowling, Tolkien, Riordan, and even Marvel and D.C. Comics. The world is much easier to live in when there is a definite “good vs. evil”. I always want the good guy to win and the bad guy to get what he deserves. Sadly, that isn’t the world we live in. Many times, the bad guy gets the better job (or gets to keep his job when the others are laid off), etc.

As the final book comes out, I would like to say thanks to J.K. Rowling. You have inspired millions of children (and adults) to read and believe that we all have good in us. That we can all stand up for ourselves and fight what we believe is an injustice. We can believe that even if we are common, plain, poor, middle-class, or not the best in a subject that we can still make a difference. We all have something special inside us. Something that makes us unique. What a wonderful idea to remind the world.

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