Saturday, May 12, 2007

Harry Potter and love for reading

Several years ago when the Harry Potter came out, a good number of parents wanted to be banned due to its spiritual nature. I would tell the parent to be happy that their child found something interesting to read. It is very difficult to find a book that would get a reluctant reader engaged. Harry Potter books are not small books and they have a large amount of words that the student is learning while they read the book.

This coming July, the last of the series will be published. There is nothing after this book for Harry Potter fans to look forward to. Harry's effect on many young people – and their love of reading – may be magical enough to last a lifetime. More than half of Harry Potter readers said they hadn't read books for fun before the series, and 65 percent said they have done better in school since reading the books. The study also found that the reading habits of boys – who consistently have lower literacy test scores than girls – changed the most as a result of reading the books.

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