Book Review: The Women of Harry Potter by Sarah Gailey (Four Stars)

Book Review: The Women of Harry Potter by Sarah Gailey

Four Stars

“Ginny let herself be impressed once … and wound up vulnerable and look where that got her.”

I almost didn’t read this collection of posts. I’m not a Harry Potter fan. I read a couple of the books and saw a few of the films, and never connected. So I figured Gailey would have nothing to say I’d be interested in. Wrong.

“These, I must teach to hate.”

I didn’t even know who one of these characters was, but Gailey creates a cogent, interesting essay on each; exploring who they are, what motivates them, and why we should care. Good job.

These posts are among the finalists in the 2017 Hugo Award Related Works. Now that I’ve read them all, I can affirm I liked this one best. Better than many much more famous names who were, IMHO, trading on their names as excuse for publishing drivel.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Women of Harry Potter by Sarah Gailey (Four Stars)

  1. Interesting. Worth reading if you say so! Looking back on the Potter books and movies, I’d say the books did need editing, especially the last two. Even so, Harry’s journey was a hero’s journey. An orphan with a heart, both kinds- courage and love. My other favorite character was Snape. Remarkable portrayal. Thanks for this review. The book goes on my list.

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