Author J.K. Rowling recently signed a publishing contract for a new, non-Harry Potter novel for adults. Details are scarce on the upcoming book, but some students have already formed opinions on it:
Max von Thaden ’14, Flemington, N.J. I will try it. I don’t have much of an opinion, though. J.K. Rowling kind of disappointed me with the last few books.
Laura Whitman ’13, Ono, Pa. I love Harry Potter, but the whole reason that I love it is because J.K. Rowling is an amazing author. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with. It only makes sense that she would want to write something else. She shouldn’t have to write just Harry Potter-related things for the rest of her life.
Ben Tansi ’14, Wrentham, Mass. What, is it going to be about a wizard in a retirement community? I don’t know. That would have to be more than seven years.
Crystal Bittinger ’12, Huntingdon, Pa. I think that would be great as long as she sticks to her usual style of good writing. I’d read anything by Rowling.
Robert Dellamotta ’14, West Chester, Pa.: I actually, perhaps surprisingly, never read J.K. Rowling, but I guess it’s somewhat surprising. That’s like Pixar doing a film for adults. After having grown up with Toy Story, I think we’d all be surprised if we saw them do something that actually showed blood, sex, or non-cartoon violence.
~Laura Bitely ’14, Juniata Online Journalist