I can definitely see how the 3rd book could be considered a let down... and parts of it were, for me. I 100% agree with the growth of the main character. I expected more from her than hiding in closets.
However... I've also never cried as hard at a book as I did at the end of that one. It was right up there with HP 6 and Dumbledore's death, but I honestly think I might have lost it a little more...
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