The topic for this week is books that I feel differently about after reading them.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets– This book is one that annoys me, but it’s only because of one character and that is Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. I get annoyed reading this book just because of him. I don’t really think that he adds much to the book either, and the students learn absolutely nothing from him, which is something that really bothered me about this book. While I find this book annoying, I still always enjoy it. The only good thing Lockhart provides is comic relief.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban– I seem to love this one more and more after I re-read it. I love how Harry really connects with Lupin, not just on a student/teacher level, but I feel that Lupin is a link to Harry’s parents that he needed. I also love this book more because I really saw Harry’s growth as a character. I also love how this is the only book that doesn’t have Lord Voldemort in it, he is mentioned, but isn’t physically in this book.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix– This is another book that I seem to love more after reading it. I love that Hermione rebels in this book and kind of breaks away from her goody too shoes image just a little bit. It was Hermione’s idea to start Dumbledore’s Army, which went against Umbridge’s rules. We all know Hermione isn’t one for breaking rules, but I loved that about her in this book.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince– After the one on one lessons between Harry and Snape, where Snape is trying to teach Harry to close is mind, I gained a better understanding of why Snape is the way he is. When I re-read this book, I felt a lot of sadness.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows– Every time I read this one, I always feel a different way. Sometimes, I feel like there are loose ends, and there are other times where I feel it’s the perfect conclusion. There are also times where my feelings about this book are conflicted and I don’t know how to feel, other than the fact that I love this book.