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Posted by: Edward
December 26, 2009, 12:02 PM

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  The Canadian newspaper writes that the book was not only "...the single most awaited, debated and anticipated volume, it also can stand for Harry Potter as a phenomenon, for a series that grows more sophisticated and darker with each episode, a series in which millions of people fret over the fates of the beloved young wizard, his pals and mentors as they battle the forces of evil marshalled by Lord Voldemort."  The article continues, noting the acceptance of the novels beyond conventional age and gender boundaries, saying:

Millions of children, especially boys, for whom reading had been something remote, intimidating, uninteresting, took to Potter as a wizard to a wand. You couldn't walk through a mall, an airport, a park without seeing one or another of the series in the hands of a young person. And not young people alone; adults devoured the books as well (when they didn't accuse them of promoting witchcraft). The Harry Potter books may have created a generation of readers, and, if we're lucky, it may not be the last such generation.
Next, AOL Moviefone named "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" one of their "Best Movies Ever: The 00s."  Coming in at number ten, the Alfonso Cuaron directed film adaptation of the third book is listed along side such other films as "The Incredibles," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "The Dark Knight," and "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."  In regards to their decision, the article notes:
Darker than the first two Potter films, to legions of fans the third installment of J.K. Rowlings' juggernaut may or may not be the best of the bunch; but, really, what Muggle wouldn't enjoy this.
Finally, on a related note, AceShowbiz.com has included the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" on their list of the Ten Must-See Sequels of 2010.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" will arrive in theaters November 2010.

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33 Comments

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1565 Points

Wow. Its been ten years already? Wow. That’s just. …Hmm.

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on December 27, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

Congrats, but does it really matter that much? I agree with Eeyore, and not all these people who make the lists are right.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 27, 2009, 07:14 AM report to moderator
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507 Points

poa was the best not surprised

Posted by lilmisssnape on December 27, 2009, 07:52 AM report to moderator
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Congrats to Harry! I love how it’s making all these “Top” lists… along with Jo of course. :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 27, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
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41 Points

Harry Potter is always first in my book.

Posted by crowgirl on December 27, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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168 Points

i agree with that list!!!

Posted by louisV_chic♥ROAR♥ on December 27, 2009, 02:20 PM report to moderator
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8316 Points

HP rocks!!!! :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on December 27, 2009, 05:21 PM report to moderator
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PoA’s definately on my list. they are all totally correct. Harry Potter is by far, the very best thing that happened to this pathetic world.

Posted by MaggieNoise on December 27, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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1420 Points

harry poter totaly made my decade if harry potter was not here i would probly br a twilight fan ( witch that would not be good ) witch i hope i will never will be thanks of for god

Posted by alicia00 on December 28, 2009, 03:40 AM report to moderator
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1722 Points

:o) yay

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on December 28, 2009, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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154 Points

whoop, whoop!!

Posted by Lions4thecup on December 28, 2009, 09:08 AM report to moderator
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4452 Points

Harry Potter made my decade. <3

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on December 28, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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4180 Points

Umm DUH it’s a must-see sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
I can’t wait for November!!!! <3

Posted by Delilah [ROAR] on December 28, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
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98 Points

it is so cool

Posted by Hermione25(ROAR) on December 28, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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36 Points

Prisoner of Azkaban was actually my favorite. seeing Sirius and Lupin for the first time. :) but i guess there’s some i don’t like about it. the patronus wasn’t even a stag, besides when Harry had one in front of him..

:D

Posted by LAUR3N lx0 on December 28, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
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