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Lauren Oliver on J.K. Rowling’s Influence

Now a children’s and young adult author in her own right, Oliver continues to reread the Harry Potter books, each time renewing her connection to Rowling’s magical world:

Last fall, I decided to reread Harry Potter again, curious to see whether I would like it as much the second time (okay, the fourth time) around…I was delighted by the magic all over again, and by Harry’s journey from child to adult, which had mirrored my own. Long live Hogwarts and the idea that good will always triumph over evil, that love is even more powerful than hate, that there is meaning and order to the world–even one as chaotic, strange, and yes, magical, as our own. (The Oyster Review)

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