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Question of the Week: "Why do you think Harry Potter is so popular and what are some of the most memorable scenes?"(Asked at the Harry Potter party on Hulfish Street sponsored by Jazams)
"Harry Potter is popular because a lot of people sometimes believe in magic and sometimes there can be a lot of funny parts in it. It's also fun to watch as it has magic and power. I liked when Harry sees into the three broomsticks to hear what McGonigle and the Minister of Magic have to say."
Nina Cerminaro, Monmouth Junction
"Harry Potter is popular with the teens because the actors are cute and the books are simply fabulous. I loved when Harry conjured up the Unicorn to help him."
Jill Work, East Brunswick
"It's really, really well written. You see a lot of books these days that talk down to you and she doesn't. She doesn't write it like a kids book. She writes for herself and you see that she doesn't try to water it down. The best scenes? They are all the best. I couldn't choose because they are all great."
Leah Bartels, Greenbriar Row
"What I like most aboout the book series is the imagination and the beautiful way that J.K.Rowling introduces children to what is right and what is wrong. She captures everyone's child within them. My favorite scene is when Miss McGonigle is greeting the new class with Harry and Ron in it and she is at the top of the stairs where she is drumming her fingers a bit and says, 'Here's another year, here we go again.' She is a good stern woman and I like her."
Chita St. Lawrence, East Windsor