Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site

Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site

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by Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen
     
 

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HARRY POTTER DIDN'T DIE.

The seventh and final book is out, but fans still fiercely debate the many controversial issues left unresolved. Now, the experts at MuggleNet.com argue passionately about what really happened and what should have happened.

Would the series be stronger if Harry hadn’t survived?

Should we

Overview

HARRY POTTER DIDN'T DIE.

The seventh and final book is out, but fans still fiercely debate the many controversial issues left unresolved. Now, the experts at MuggleNet.com argue passionately about what really happened and what should have happened.

Would the series be stronger if Harry hadn’t survived?

Should we pity Voldemort or hate him?

Is Severus Snape really a hero?

Should J.K. Rowling have left Dumbledore’s gay sexual orientation a secret?

Did Harry actually die in Deathly Hallows?

Were the Slytherins too demonized, the Hufflepuffs too lame, and the Gryffindors too glorified?

Should J.K.R. write more Harry Potter novels or go out on top?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569757116
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,136,507
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

Meet the Author

Emerson Spartz founded the MuggleNet website in 1999 as a homeschooled twelve-year-old. He is a third-year student at the University of Notre Dame. Ben Schoen was webmaster at mugglenet.com during high school and is now a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.

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Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 176 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep him alive. We want Harry Potter. WHOS WITH ME?????!!!!!?????!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SNAPE IS OBVIOSLY GOOD.Just say you agree if you do agree and reply. Call me cat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up. Harrys the best, you cant do anything about it. Besides, you cant edit the book because it has copyright to Joanne. So stop messing with us and freakin get out. -Ginny XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is for cat, the person who said that snape was a hero and reply if its true, and to call her cat. People, snape was a hero by the time that voldemort went after lily. Please tell me if the book is worth it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry doesn't die because part of Voldemort is inside him. So esenially when Voldemort went to kill Harry he was killing the part of Harry that was a horocux, and make himself once again mortal. Harry was given a second chance against Voldemort because first Voldemort killed the horocrux part of himself that was within Harry. The fact that Harry doesn't die is the part that makes you think, and increases the complexity of the understanding of the reader. And besides, if Harry had died, then Voldemort would eventually die, sooner rather that later, and it would be a problem to suddenly be able to normal and the wizarding world would have been more exposed than ever. - Harry Potter Lover
SamPickwick-Esq More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading this book I couldn't stop. The chapters average 2-3 pages each, so pacing yourself is easy and you can read chapters out of sequence if you like. This book is intelligently written with humor and insight. The authors obviously know the Harry Potter series inside and out, and the essays offer opposing views of many important issues from the seven book series. The essays range from the lighthearted - "Would You Rather Shave Hagrid's Back or Give Voldemort a Foot Massage?" - to literary criticism - "Which Character Fails to Live Up to Expectations." Some essays are serious, and some are laugh out loud funny. This book is written for grown ups and young adults: a great summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry did not die. He lived on! Hes in our hearts.Just like Fred. Tolks. Lupin. Sirus. Dumbledor. All of them. Harry didn't die in vain. But Voldormort/Tom Riddle did! Harry grew up right before are eyes.Maried. Had kids. And even though we haven't herd from Harry, doesn't mean he's dead! Don't give up! Fight back!Post coments saying that WE WANT HARRY BACK! Show them we mean it! Show them OUR LOVE FOR HARRY! DON'T GIVE UP! GIVE US HARRY POTTER!WHO'S WITH ME?! YEAH!!!~$ilver
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO WHAT IF I HADENT READ THIS BOOK, YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF HATERS WHO HATE HARRY POTTER! FIRST OF ALL VOLDEMORT WAS EVIL AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BEFORE HE COULD MURDER HARRYS PARANTS! SECOND DUMBLEDOR WAS NOT GAY! THIRD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THOSE PATIENT HUFFLEPUFFS ARE TRUE AND UNAFRAID OF TOIL! NOT LAME! I AM A HUFFLEPUFF!
Grace Chapman More than 1 year ago
harry is way to awesome to be killed!
Lyra_Asya More than 1 year ago
This book sounds interesting, and it obviously has a catchy title, which, of course, was explained in full on Mugglenet.com, which is an AWESOME website! I really hope that they stop by my home town if they do a tour, that would be cool. Once I get some money I want to get this! And whoever said it was a spoiler, that is stupid, Deathly Hallows was released almost 2 years ago, it's your own fault if you didn't read it. And you're seriously missing out, because that was like the best book in the series...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helped me relize stuff i hadnt reading the books. But when i was reading ppl were like yeah he should have died. And i was like its not all about that! It was so bad i had to tell my principal good thing shes a hp fan to!
Lunas_Ceiling More than 1 year ago
Don't let the tongue-in-cheek tone or occasional just-for-fun debate fool you, this book displays a rigorous analysis of the Harry Potter series presented in a concise enjoyable format. Despite having spent some time perusing the comment boards at various forums, there were debates presented here I had not considered before. The debate on which character is more underestimated by others, for example, led me to wonder what other characters might have been included. I was fascinated by the debate on whether secret keeper details in Deathly Hallows contradicted earlier information. I found myself rereading portions of the books to see whether I agreed with the conclusion here. The book is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and some of the discussions on the movies are hilarious. While the authors are occasionally critical of the books and movies, their love of the series they have spent years discussing is thoroughly evident. I was often reminded of the trio debating Professor Snape or SPEW endlessly in the library or Hogwarts common room. Any true fan of the series has imagined being in on those discussions, this is the book that takes you there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HELL NO HARRY POTTER CANT DIE I LOVE HIM AND FOR ALL YOU MUGGLES OUT HERE WHO DOKNT BELIEVE IN HP THEN YOUR DUMB HARRY CANT DIE WHY SHOULD HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am the same person as before and i was wonderin, where the heck does it say dumbledores gay?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting anaylis of the harry potter world. But those of you who havent read the books or seen the movies then this is not for you because it gives away some of the important details. However it gives a different take on the best things we have come to know and love. Read this!
Amanda Locascio More than 1 year ago
This book was-like I said- very intresting. The Authors brought up some great topics and the conflicting views made the whole book better. And btw, the book isn't all about how harry should have died. It is the authors views on things that happened in the whole franchise. "Don't judge a book by its cover": )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this after I re-read the entire series and enjoyed it. It compares different aspect of the books and movies and gives the writers opinions. Something fun to read and all the proceeds go to charity!
NolitaFairytale More than 1 year ago
But the fact remains that this book did not meet my expectations. It is very clear, from the glaring factual error on the first page, the numerous gramatical errors through out the book, and the often weak and strained arguments, that this was a book written in haste. Honestly, if it weren't for the fact that Half Blood Prince is coming out in a few days, this book would have never seen the light of day, not without some serious editing. While I admire Emerson and Ben for all they have done for the fandom, they really do a poor job representing themselves as "experts." On the first page of the book, they get the name of MuggleNet's podcast (which Ben HOSTED) wrong, and then later, make a few errors that would make a careful Potter reader cringe. That aside though, the arguments in places are redundant, poorly supported, and very biased. That's not to say the book didn't have its good points. When the two of them were being intentionally funny and light hearted, they did succeed in making me giggle. The debate topics were also very clever over all. The book would have almost been better if they had skipped the long winded arguments for each side, and merely presented each point with a short and witty blurb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title of the book is a tad misleading, as certain, er, "enthusiastic" fans have misinterpreted. The title refers both to the character and the buzz and how it would have impacted Book 7. It also, if you read the back cover, considers the merits and drawbacks of other Book 7 revelations, such as Snape's allegances and Dumbledore's sexual orientation. It seems fascinating, as Mugglenet is a reputable and perhaps the authoritative fan site. I just read Deathly Hallows recently and absolutely intend to order this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi everyone, My name is Grace Ollivander. I'm a 17 year old from Gryffindor house and I want to make this clear. Harry Potter did not die. He is alive and well. He has three kids now. Whoever wrote this is an idiot and I'm going to use Avadada Kedvara on him. Seriously. I'm Apparating to his house right now. Someone needs to use a disarming spell against his pen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry should not die and he never will because even if he dies he will be in our hearts like Dumbledore,Sirius,Tonks,Lupin,and Snape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If hp dies it would totally delete the whole boy who LIVED title!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah Harry potter $ilver and ME LUKE ROCK $$$$$$$$$$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally agree --Ivykit