Hana laughs and cries at Harry?s latest exploits

By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au

HANA Dudley can't wait for the seventh and final instalment of the Harry Potter series.

And she's only just finished reading the sixth book,Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Having been third in line to purchase the latest book, 17-year-old Hana said she went "straight home and read it all day'' on Saturday.

"I thought it was brilliant ? it's the best one so far. I think it gets better every time because Harry's older now and he's doing more exciting stuff,'' she said.

Without giving too much away, Hana said the book made her laugh out loud at times and made her cry at others.

She said she first began reading the series when she was in Year 7.

"I picked it up at a friend's place one day and started reading it, and I haven't stopped since then,'' she said.

Hana said she believed the books appealed to a wide audience because of the way they were written.

Katrina Allan, 22, said she read the book in "about six hours'' and while she thoroughly enjoyed it, she preferred the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

"I found this one a bit dark, but it's made me really look forward to the next one,'' she said.



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