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J.K. Rowling

by Ted Feit


The author, known for the Harry Potter series and writing this under a pseudonym, creates an interesting protagonist, Cormoran Strike, a down-at-the heels P.I. trying to stay alive. He is the illegitimate son of a rock star brought up by an unusual mother, who found a home in the British army until he lost a leg in Afghanistan. It yet remains to
be seen whether he can (or will) be more fully developed as a character in the future, since he really is two-dimensional in this novel.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been one of the most anticipated releases ever, breaking box office records with its midnight premiere. As a Harry Potter fan, I’d have to say it did not disappoint!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham & Jessica Ham



If you love Harry Potter, you can’t miss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! This movie is based on the first half of the final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, with part 2 scheduled to come out next year.

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by Stephanie Barnett




This is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Following Dumbledore’s death in The Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort rises to power, and takes over the wizarding world, and the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to drop out of school at Hogwarts to do what they can to resist, and take down Voldemort.

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