Sophie walked toward me and tried, without much success, to suppress her grin. Gesturing with her hands in excitement, she yelled “Mom!” several times as she approached the dining room table where I was sitting.
“I finished Harry Potter! I finished it! I can’t believe I finished it!”
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We heard the patter of not-so-little feet last night at 10 pm. As they made their way down the stairs, we knew it was Chloe. She approached us with a bittersweet smile on her face and asked “Can I stay up to finish Harry Potter? Please? Please?” She had made it to the epilogue of the final tome – how could we say no?
Chloe was excited and sad at the same time. “I don’t want it to end.” She was unabashedly proud of her accomplishment – a total of 4,198 pages read in less than four months
. Her favorite part of the series came near the end, when Harry and his friends battled Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Dumbledore and Ron were her favorite characters and the saddest part for her was when Dumbledore died. She was most surprised by the truth about Snape (who wasn’t nearly as evil as she once suspected).
Chloe is going to miss Harry Potter and is looking for the next series to dig her teeth into. Suggestions are welcome. She’s understandably afraid she’ll never find another series that she’ll love as much as Harry Potter. “J.K. Rowling is such a good author,” Chloe said wistfully. Perhaps Chloe will be the next J.K. Rowling…
It’s already August and I can’t believe it. It seems as though Chloe’s last day of first grade was yesterday. But now we’re just a short time away from second grade.
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