Guest blog & Harry Potter review: Last night from 10 p.m. until midnight, I had the privilege of standing in line for two hours (okay, I was sitting in an upholstered chair reading) so that a certain 12-year-old could be among the first in Nashville to have a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (For the record, he was fifth in line at Davis Kidd.) By one a.m., he was well over 100 pages into the book and his mother and I were well into REM sleep. He just completed a marathon first read of the book (if it’s like previous volumes, he’ll re-read it several times) and so I invited him to be the first-ever rexblog guest blogger. So, with editing for spoilers, here’s what one of the first 12-year-olds to finish reading the book has to say:
It was great:
I think Order of the Phoenix is the greatest Harry Potter book yet. The plot is more complex and has deeper story lines. You learn more about some of the characters who have been around for a long time, like Sirius Black, for instance. Also, there’s lots about why Voldemort tried to kill Harry when he was a baby. There’s some great quidditch action and more activity with death eaters. And more people try to kill Harry. It’s amazing.
There you have it.