Caroline: I was a teenager when I first read Harry Potter, and I remember how completely shocked and stricken I was by the death of Cedric Diggory. He was the first “on-camera” death in that series, a few books in, and since the first three books were spooky but not grim this sudden shift in tone took me by surprise. And more was to come: at that point, the last book hadn’t even been written, and it killed far more folks than Cedric. While I felt that I could handle it, I was disappointed by the change in a series I’d started to love for an entirely different reason. More, I worried about the kids younger than me who were reading these books.
By Dabney Grinnan|2017-06-23T08:30:11-04:00April 17th, 2016|Categories: Caroline AAR|Tags: Diana Wynne Jones, harry potter, Kiera Cass, Kristin Cashore, Maggie Stiefvater, Marissa Meyer, Megan Whalen Turner, Rainbow Rowell, Robin McKinley, Sabaa Tahir, Sherry Thomas, Tamora Pierce, YA, YA Corner|4 Comments