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I don't appreciate someone sharing to the world what they think will happen in the next Harry Potter. The author should keep it to themself. This book can spoil everything for Harry Potter 7. And what if they are wrong about everything. The author would look like a total idiot. Please do not read this book. You will be disappointed if you do. There is no going back, so DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
Janet Batchler's set-up and pay-off essays explore the intricate plotting of the Harry Potter series and reading them deepened my appreciation of the story by teaching me to construe Rowling's tricky plotting strategies. Given that mystery is an important genre in the series, Janet's investigation is indispensable to readers eager to guess what is likely to happen in book seven. Her essays are grounded in the series (no kooky speculations pulled out of the air or hinging on odd interpretations of a word or phrase), and her hypotheses are supported with ample quotes from the first six books and Rowling's interviews. In What Will Harry Do? Janet examines the plot set-ups regarding characters, creatures, objects, locations, spells, potions, and Horcruxes and suggests the likeliest possibilities for how these will pay off in the final book. What makes Janet's book the best of its kind is that she's a Hollywood screenwriter and screenwriting instructor, so her hypotheses are made with the intuition of a seasoned storyteller and the technical intelligence of a professional writer, qualifications that enable her to distinguish true plot set-ups from red herrings. I heartily recommend this collection of essays for all readers of the Harry Potter books moreover, I expect these essays will be valuable to writers and writing instructors after the publication of the last book for their insightful examination of the art of telling a ripping good story while keeping the reader entertained and in suspense.