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Harry Potter and the Adolescent Anger

So, I just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Yes, I know, it's been out for ages and you have all read it five times by now -- upto now, I hadn't.
A large part of the reason I postponed reading on is the tone of the books. Somewhere around the end of the fourth book, the series is no longer a fantasy adventure series. Instead, there's Harry all Being Misunderstood by Parental Figures. I had real trouble getting through The Order of the Phoenix because most of it was just Harry moping around because he wasn't allowed to Do Things That He Feels He Must Do.
The adventure is gone, and it has switched into a mode of Serious Book Spanning Plot. Reading through OotP and tHBP was more of a chore than pleasurable.

Tell me, is the pay-off all worth it? Should I plod on? Will the adventure return?
Poll #1414824 Deathly Hallows: Deathly Boring?

Is the tone of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as uninspiring as that of Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince?

Yes, it's boring as hell -- steer clear
2(22.2%)
No, the adventure is back -- and don't you want to know how it all ends?
7(77.8%)


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