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This Week’s Theme: Least Favorite Book
Awww. It’s sad to talk about the things we DON’T like about Harry Potter, and for me, there are very few things that I didn’t like. But, if I’m going to have to admit to this, I’d have to say it was probably an easier selection than it should have been. Drum roll please……………
I feel so bad picking even one book in this brilliant series, but I’ve got to say, while very good for explaining many aspects of Wizarding Society to the reader; this book is kind of a snooze. At least, more so than the others. I can’t imagine it’s going to be easy for any kid to grasp all of the finer points and underlying commentary on racism that exists in this volume, and let’s face it, the action is pretty minor in comparison to the other books. Also, I think I can sum up my main reason for picking this book in just 2 words: Gildroy Lockhart. My least favorite Hogwarts professor (yes, I even hated him more than Dolores Umbridge). How in the hells was that blowhard sorted into MY house? A Ravenclaw? Really? He is a stain on our reputation.
Now, possibly book one might be considered as boring to some people, but I found that the introduction to all the magical parts of the story were fascinating enough to make up for the lack of tense action that we find in the later novels. To be completely honest, each book had its own less-than-great moments, and on the whole I still really loved them all. Even Chamber of Secrets.
Well, that’s really all I’ve got for ya! Just a small moment of sweet HP goodness! I hope you enjoyed it, and please, feel free to share your own least favorite volumes in the comments below!