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More Harry Potter

March 19, 2008

So get this…  My son is on the fifth Harry Potter book….  in less than a month.  The last one was 700ish pages!  He read the first one in three days, the second one in three days, the third one in five days, and the fourth one in one week.  He told me tonite that they are “comfort” books to him… whatever that means.  I’m not sure what the huge appeal is, but there’s got to be something there!

I think he inherited the “love to read” gene from me;  I typically will read a novel in a day… but I don’t remember reading 700 page books at 8 years old!

So what’s the appeal of these books?  What’s the draw?  What makes a child want to devour them in a matter of days?  What makes a child want to give up playing video games and watching TV to read them?

Comments?  Thoughts?  Discuss amongst yourselves….

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