JK Rowling's new book for adults is good for kids too
I love young adult fiction these days. I've read more YA novels in the past few years than in my entire life. There's something about the genre that really speaks to me and I love that there are so many great books to choose from these days.
One of my favorites, The Hunger Games, is coming out in theaters next month and I am literally giddy with anticipation. It's the same kind of anticipation I felt whenever a new Harry Potter movie came out, actually--though I have a confession: I've never read the books!
Shocking, right? Most people I meet can't believe it. But now that J.K. Rowling has announced that she is writing a new book for adults, I think I'll finally be getting to the series that started it all.
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My reason for not reading the books when I was younger was simple: all of my friends were reading them and telling me all of the extensive details of the books, so I never felt like I was missing any information. Plus, ironically enough, I was much more interested in reading adult books as a kid (mostly classics like Don Quixote de la Mancha). Now, as an adult, I am mostly reading books for kids.
But that's exactly what's great about the Harry Potter books and J.K. Rowling's upcoming book for adults: they inspire reading.
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I think her new book, no matter what it's about, will get more people reading. And since this one is much different than her last, according to her Twitter, I think it will not only bring a new generation of kids to Harry Potter but also bring their parents back to reading. We all win in that case.
Will you be reading J.K. Rowling's new adult book or even reading the Harry Potter series?
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