I think Harry Potter started as a children's book and grew up with, and eventually surpassed the age of its audience. The books got progressively darker and more adult as she went on, to the point where I think this ending would have been perfectly appropriate.

I also don't believe in protecting children from complexity … » 3/01/14 12:52pm 3/01/14 12:52pm

This book was given to me as a gift by a writer I greatly respect. I remember reading it cover to cover over a long period while I worked the front desk at University Plaza. I did not like it or understand it, but I struggled with it because I felt this was the kind of book that sophisticated people should read and I… » 2/16/14 2:58am 2/16/14 2:58am