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Book review - gap-fill exercise 1

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
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Harry Potter is a of seven fantasy written by the British J. K. Rowling. The books the adventures of an adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his friends.

The stories include many , including fantasy and coming of age, and revolve around the orphan Harry, who discovers at the age of eleven that he is a wizard. Harry is invited to attend a boarding school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each book chronicles one year in Harry's life as he struggles through adolescence andlearns to overcome many magical, social and emotional hurdles. Most of the action is in the years 1991–98 at Hogwarts School, with memories from various periods after 1945.

It's not hard to see why children enjoy these stories: they can easily identify with the , and the imaginative capture their imagination. Alhough Rowling has managed to create a and friends who will endure, she has not fallen into a trap many authors of children's books face: Harry is not eternally young, but is growing and learning. He is even learning of the perils and mysteries of socializing with girls when he needs an escort for the Yule Ball. I recommend these books to anyone who hasn't read them yet, child or adult.
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