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Old 07-15-2005, 04:33 PM   #11
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actually, i can see the value of books at least in this way. the cast of kids from the harry potter movies are getting a bit long in the tooth to be playing adolescents. in the last movie, the boys had more cracks in their voices than the great wall of china. and the little girl was becoming quite a beeotch...
I've heard a lot of comments about the cracking voices, which I think is kind of funny. I mean, that's what they would be going through anyway right? Or just because they are book characters or movie characters they don't go through puberty?

Right now the kids in the movies are the same age as their characters are, or close to it anyhow.

...and as far as the beeotch little girl, that is just the way her character is.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:48 PM   #12
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corazon90, I've heard good things of this book, I may check it out.

I also like Inkheart and there is another book, for the life of me, I can't remember the name. It was fantasy like HP and a series of books. I think it's as good, if not even better than the HP series. I will try to hunt it down and post the name.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:53 PM   #13
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I found it!!! Yippeee!

It's a series from Bill Pullman, The His Dark Materials Series
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass.

I'm not sure if I should be ashamed of reading (and enjoying) a book that's written for kids...
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:55 PM   #14
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don't be ashamed

I started reading the book after I saw my husbands grandmother reading it for her book club....I figured if they were reading it it must be good, right? So I started reading and became addicted to them. My husband and I are going to Barnes&Noble to get my copy tonight. Its cute seeing all the kids there...last time when OofTP came out my husband saw one of his college buddies and his wife there...
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:47 AM   #15
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It's a series from Bill Pullman, The His Dark Materials Series
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass.

I'm not sure if I should be ashamed of reading (and enjoying) a book that's written for kids...
I've read those books too and really enjoyed them. Don't feel silly for reading them, there are a lot of us out there. I feel like the good fantasy books are all for kids, for some reason...

Here are a few "adult books" you guys might enjoy
1. A trilogy by Lian Hearn called the Otori Tales.
2. Cloud of Sparrows by TAKASHI MATSUOKA and Autum Bridge is a sequel.
3. Also, you've probably all seen the movie, but The Princess Bride is great! You can find it under S. Morgenstern or William Goldman. If you enjoyed the movie, you will enjoy the book.
4. The Time Traveler's Wife, I highly recommend! By Audrey Niffenegger. What an incredible book.
5. Another "kid's" book is The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

I'd love to hear any recommendations if you guys have any.
-Brooke
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:52 AM   #16
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thanks for the info on the young wizards corazon. i didn't know the books were written to show the kids aging accordingly. i wonder if rowling intended it that way from the beginning, or started to age them to coincide with what would work with movie making?
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thanks for the info on the young wizards corazon. i didn't know the books were written to show the kids aging accordingly. i wonder if rowling intended it that way from the beginning, or started to age them to coincide with what would work with movie making?
Hmm...I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not.

Oh well, it makes sense to me. At a certain age you just go through puberty, it's just a fact of life, so why is it such a big deal that the kid's voices were cracking in the movie? I don't see anyone making a fuss because Hermione's chest was growing, she's just going through puberty too.
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:19 AM   #18
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lol, uh oh, have i been that much of a smart heine lately?
i was being serious.

i hadn't noticed hermione's umm, growth spurt. the boys voices were obvious, tho. (it is painful to listen to. you wouldn't understand, it's a guy thing).
i didn't know the boys were supposed to be growing up in each movie. i thought it was one of those things when a producer tries to squeeze a few movies out of a cast before they don't look like the cute kids they started out as.
like i said, it was smart, as far as movie making goes, to age the kids thru the stories. i wonder when rowling came up with the idea for it. did she plan it after the success of the first book, or did it come about as she wrote more and more books, and it fit into the whole package, including movies...
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Every book or every movie is another year. I think they were 11 in the first book, so they will be 16 in the new one. The book ends as the school year ends and they go home for the summer.

Supposedly, Rowling had the entire plot planned out in her head from the start. In the first book, you find out about HP's arch enemy which the plot has been building to since. I think Rowling knew all along how many books she would write because even in the first book there are mysteries she doesn't explain and still hasn't explained but in my opinion she better get busy with these last two books. She has a lot of loose ends to tie up.

And as far as Hermione goes...maybe she grew those over the summer?
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And as far as Hermione goes...maybe she grew those over the summer?
Maybe she cast some sort of spell on herself. Actually maybe Ron did it
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