Originally Posted By: tory
Originally Posted By: BeckyC

My question is at what point should she slow-down the pace of the HP series due to its content?


It might happen naturally.

My DS7 just kept reading until they got a bit dark for him (somewhere around the middle of book 5).


He's currently giggling his way through the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series and has just finished giggling his way through 'Just Macbeth' by Andy Griffiths.


Our ds fell off interest in having them read to him at the same point, I thought it was more about the fact that Harry wasn't a kid anymore, and was getting interested in kissing girls, but maybe it was too scary as well. Now that he's reading them himself I wonder if the same will occur. He had a friend who finished book 7 this year, age 8, and gave a report on it. One of the questions someone asked him was 'Did this book give you joy?' to which he responded, 'No', at least that's the story.
I could definitely see a kid that age loving the first several books but having the last few be set aside for later.

(Diary of a Wimpy Kid was a huge hit for ds,too.)


Edited by chris1234 (07/16/09 02:59 AM)