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HARRY POTTER DIDN'T DIE.

The seventh and final book is out, but fans still fiercely debate the many controversial issues left unresolved. Now, the experts at MuggleNet.com argue passionately about what really happened and what should have happened.

Would the series be stronger if Harry hadnt survived?

Should we pity Voldemort or hate him?

Is Severus Snape really a hero?

Should J.K. Rowling have left Dumbledores gay sexual orientation a secret?

Did Harry actually die in Deathly Hallows?

Were the Slytherins too demonized, the Hufflepuffs too lame, and the Gryffindors too glorified?

Should J.K.R. write more Harry Potter novels or go out on top?

Synopsis:

This collection from the #1 Harry Potter fan Web site brings the original and entertaining views of the experts behind Mugglenet.com to 100 of the most interesting and contentious debate topics in the Potter world.

About the Author

Emerson Spartz founded the MuggleNet website in 1999 as a homeschooled twelve-year-old. He is a third-year student at the University of Notre Dame. Ben Schoen was webmaster at mugglenet.com during high school and is now a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.

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Shoshana, June 21, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
It's an interesting idea--debate topics related to the Harry Potter books and films. The reality, however, doesn't live up to the potential of this adequate but ultimately superficial book. Questions of the form "Which is better/worse/more courageous, X or Y?" ultimately polarize rather than lead to a more nuanced exploration of the Potterverse. The "verdicts" rendered are brief and read more as further pronouncements of opinion rather than a weighing of the evidence mustered by the proponents of the opposing perspectives.

Perhaps in an attempt to sound contemporary., or perhaps because the authors are young, much of the text has an annoying attempting-to-sound-cool tone. In addition, there are problems with felicity of expression (such as awkward or ungrammatical sentences and the use of homophones). Some of the factual information is incorrect (for example, Neville's birthday is not June 30 as reported, but July 30).

The most enjoyable way to read the book would be to pose these questions to young (or not-so-young) readers for discussion, including points of comparison as well as contrast. This conversation ultimately may be more satisfying than a passive reading, and will make the book more useful as a conversation starter.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781569757116
Author:
Rowling
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
With:
Kimsey, Jeanne
Author:
Spartz, Emerson
Author:
Schoen, Ben
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Children s-Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8 oz
Age Level:
08-UP

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