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The Chalice Project

The Chalice Project (Island Fiction)The Chalice Project by Lisa Allen-Agostini
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I like that the book is based in my home country- Trinidad and Tobago. I like the fantasy elements. However, this book is definitely a children’s book. The plot is simple and straightforward. Also, foreigners will be able to understand even with the use of dialect for one or two of the characters.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have finally re-read Harry Potter for the first time since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out. When HP mania was at its height I sort of lost interest in these books. It just felt too crowded to enjoy. Now though it’s 20 years old and I am already a quarter century old. It is definitely a children’s book and it feels like that. Also, the perspective of the narrative is strictly in a young boy’s mind and I feel further removed from that because I am, of course a woman. I found myself applauding Hermione whenever she made sensible points about the actions Harry was about to take. Unusually for a series though, I have no burning desire to continue with the next one. I am only re-reading this series so I can take part in the discussions on Twitter as part of the new Pottermore book club.

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