Apr 18, 2014

Review -- Quidditch Through the Ages

16122215Quidditch Through the Ages
Author: Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
Release Date: November 8th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 105
Format: Hardcover, Hogwarts Library, Bought

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If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the Ages. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.

Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Comic Relief, who will use your money to continue improving and changing lives - work that is even more important and astonishing that the three and a half second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.

- Albus Dumbledore

My Review:
This is my first time reading the Hogwarts library books. I have seen them around for a while just never got around to buying them for some reason. I recently found the whole hardcover set for really cheap on Amazon so I decided it was time to get them. I figured it would be time to read them, since I just got done reading the whole Harry Potter series again. I always get sad when it is over, so this library helps me to stay in the world just a little longer.

This book is more like a textbook. You follow Quidditch through the history of it then into more detailed accounts of the sport. You get to learn about all the different teams out there (professional ones) as well as the different countries that play. As you go through that you also at the end get to learn different names for moves that have been made up through the years of playing, including the Wronski Feint that you hear about in the books.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't sure if I would since it seemed a little boring at first, but you get to learn more about the sport in a way that is entertaining.  liked getting to know more than just what was put in the series. You get detailed accounts on how it came to be as well as get to watch the evolution of the broomstick.

This book has cleared up the one aspect of the series that you wonder how the sport came to be and what the rules truly are. Anyone who loves this series would love to pick up this book. It is a really fast and light read that has everlasting affects.

Couldn't Put It Down!!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I have this one sitting on my shelf at home and can't wait to read it. I love learning more about HP and the wizarding world through these books! I also read Fantastic Beasts, so I hope you like that one!


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