This story is directed to older children like my age. Tweens, I guess you could say. This story does have it's flaws, like many deaths. If you love the series and grow emotionally attached to it like me, certain ones can be hard to handle. It also has the occasional swear. For example, Draco is about to get killed by a Death Eater when Harry stuns the Death Eater. That is twice they have saved him that day. Then comes the swear when Ron says "... and that's twice we've saved your neck tonight, you two-faced-" And then the swear. If someone is easily offended by swears, this may not be the book. There is also some violence, and some cases are like the deaths. If you grow attached to the book, you'll get sad/mad at some violence that happens. For example, Snape accidentally cuts off George's ear with magic. Note the "ACCIDENTALLY"! But if none of these bother you too much and you love magic and fantasy, this is the book. It also has a very good message, or should I say, messages. Such as: Be brave, make friends, etc. I guess metaphorically you could say it's a smooth road with the occasional bump. It has a very good ending too, definitely worth a read. I would really like a second series about the Golden Trio's kids and their years at Hogwarts, please. Anyways, me and my dad love the book. Me and three friends had a contest to see who could finish the series first, and as we talked about it, shared opinions, and made inside jokes about it, it brought us closer. I'm a little sad I didn't discover it sooner. When it ended... let's just say I locked myself in my room so my family wouldn't be disturbed from my crying. I hope you enjoy it! P.S. I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter... I still have 2 years but I always watch owls when I see them, mostly to see if they have a letter.