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Harry Potter Series Synopsis

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 9 and 10 When Rowling wrote Harry Potter, the characters were growing up with the audience. Since the characters got older the books became more mature. They were falling in love and taking part in more violent situations. I read the whole series when I was eight because they all were out in […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 10 Summary: “Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left […]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 10 Summary: “The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Hermione scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet…As in all […]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 10 Summary: “The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can’t wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can’t know […]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Rating: ***** (Best of the Best) Suggested Age: 9 Summary: “Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes […]

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

Rating: ***** (Best of the Best) Suggested Age: 9 Summary: “All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby – who says that if Harry […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review

Rating: ***** (Best of the Best) Suggested Age: 9 (Series should be read in order) Summary: “Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, […]

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