Monday, November 10, 2014

Harry Potter book review for school students

JK Rowling, the writer of Harry Potter series

'Harry Potter' is a popular fantasy series penned by the renowned writer JK Rowling. Split into seven books, the series depicts the odyssey of a boy named Harry Potter from boyhood to adulthood, as he discovers his true identity (that of a wizard), gets tutored/mentored in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces demons, undergoes hormonal changes and vanquishes the evil wizard Lord Voldemort.

Written in lucid style with a hint of wit, Rowling is elegant in her prose. The absence of abstruse vocabulary makes the books easily comprehensible to teenagers and kids. However, it would be a blasphemy to call Harry Potter strictly as a children's book. The book has been widely read and appreciated all over the world by people from six to sixty.

Rowling has craftily created a confluence of two worlds-one is the real world of non-magical humans (muggles) and the other is a makeshift world of sorcerers, goblins, giants and house 

The plot is incantatory and there are several parallel stories that move together. The major part of the story is set in the school of Hogwarts, a setting which is relatable to the kids and nostalgic to the adults. Overall, the series is steered by powerful characters, an addictive plot and an arresting narrative style. However, it is ironic that the book that has influenced millions of people, has also been criticized by certain sects like the clergy.

~Ritesh Agarwal

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