We all have cherished memories of the books we read and shared as children. Big friendly giants, honey-loving bears, hungry caterpillars, iron men: these figures populate the vivid imaginary landscapes of our childhoods. Everybody will remember the book that made them laugh and cry, the one that they turn to again and again. Like totems, we pass them on to our own children, each book a spell in itself.But there isn’t room in this list for everything. I’m sure that every single reader will gasp at omissions and query the order. There are many personal favourites that I’ve left out, and many more 20th- and 21st-century writers whom I would have liked to include.
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It's a struggle to have sympathy for someone who's existed this long having never read or watched Harry Potter, sure, but Chris Chappell's story is certainly worth your time. Except, it wasn't quite Rowling's words he was reading, as his friend Shelley Zhang soon discovered. The version of the Order of the Phoenix he seemed to have acquired didn't quite align with what Zhang knew of the books: namely, that Dudley (Harry's cousin) doesn't jump off his school building while under the Imperious Curse, there are no graphic sex scenes between Harry and Hermione, and Draco and Ginny do not "fake a rape scene".