I’m participating in a couple different challenges to get Harry Potter read, FINALLY! Well, I just finished the first book and thought I’d get down my thoughts. There’s a million reviews of the book and mostly all people want to know are my own thoughts. They already know what it’s about and where they can buy it and all that.
So~ what did I think?
I liked it. I wasn’t blown away, but I wasn’t let down. I’ve been told that the series really takes off after book three so I’ve kind of expected the first three to feel like they are for a younger audience and maybe the others will be a bit more complex.
Before I read the book I wasn’t sure I wanted to read them because of the hype. But I also wanted to know what the hype was about. So far I don’t really have any opinion about that. This book wasn’t enough for any hype, in my opinion. But I still trust that the series will pick up and become worthy of it’s hype.
Before I read it I felt like it was for little kids, ONLY because this was a book I got for my little brother YEARS ago. I guess I had tried to read it then and just wasn’t into it. That was BEFORE the hype and I just put it aside not really caring. Do I still feel like it’s for little kids? Well, I felt like the book felt like it was aimed at younger kids, but once again I have confidence that as Harry grows older the books will grow in depth and complexity.
So my over all rating? I’m a bit torn. I wasn’t blown away, but I enjoyed the story. I guess maybe a 3.5?
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