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>Claire saw the new Harry Potter movie

>so you don’t have to. Except, she says, you’ll want to.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Anonymous says:

    >I just saw the movie last night and thought it was the best of the bunch. The humor was definitely one of the movie's strengths. Everyone in the theater was laughing at the awkward romances-especially the love triangle between Ron, Hermione, and the gag-me giggly Lavender. The movie also reflected the books' increasing maturity level as some of the creatures were downright frightening, causing me to gasp, and the 6ish boy in front of me to bury his face in his mother's arm.

  2. >It is a visually stunning movie and I enjoyed it. But I was dissapointed by scenes added that were not in the book and not necessary to the story.

  3. Saminvierno says:

    >I was so excited for this movie and I agree with Lynn it was visually stunning, but I feel that they raced through it. They changed certain scenes that worked perfectly in the book. I know people who haven't read the book, saw this movie and was confused by it. Ultimately I was disappointed with this movie. I liked the Order of the Phoenix the best out of all of them.
    But ultimately you should watch it for yourself and form your own opinion. Don't let our comments influence you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    >AMAZING!!! There is apparently a limit to how many votes can be cast for BEST CH BK WRITER IN THE WORLD!!! I thought there was no blog master (or whatever he's called ). glad to see that sanity eventually prevailed. (and code word – blessead – is welcome if misspelled

  5. Cooksbul says:

    >I think Roger may be regretting that he ever asked us. I hope he has better luck with his fellow committee members.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >if he ISN"T regretting it one should despair of his judgment

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