Not sure if this is allowed, because it’s technically a resubmission. But it was my submission in the first place so I’ll submit it anyway.
My choice of words were the ones that best describe my opinion. Mediocre is the best way, in my opinion, to describe her writing ability. It means not great, but not terrible either. It’s not an insult, it’s a description. Opinions are allowed to be negative, there’s no rule that says they have to be unbiased.
I’m being attacked because people can’t accept that others have different opinions. Guess what guys, in your lives there are going to be TONS of people who disagree with you. If you go crazy whenever anyone has an alternative opinion you’re going to waste your whole life yelling about all manner of useless things that really don’t matter.
It is my opinion that J K does not show her reader things, she tells them. Showing instead of telling is a very basic writing skill taught to very young children to better their creative writing. It is also my opinion that description of people/places is incredibly clunky and does not fit the wonderful, magical nature of the things it describes.
The word ‘said’ is over used to the point where it sounds utterly ridiculous, showing that although she has an incredible knack for imagining glorious worlds full of glorious things, she lacks the technical knowledge that makes for a truly well written book.
I understand that it was written for children, but that does not mean the language should be dumbed down. Children, particularly English children (the original audience), often read books with very challenging vocabulary and are actively encouraged to do so. By having the lack of technical skill in the Potter books, children are not being challenged. J K said once, I forget where, that the books are aimed at whatever age Harry happens to be. The vocabulary is easy for even 7 year olds to read, therefore the audience is not being properly targeted.
This confession should not have had such a ridiculous response. It’s my opinion. You don’t have to agree with it. Feel free to actively disagree in fact.
Oh, and my last point; it was a typo. I know how to spell mediocre. Get over yourselves and grow up.