This is a great choice for this week’s Quotable. I think that people really underestimate young readers. They assume all they want are video games and picture books, but J.K. Rowling proved that if you give them a great story, those kids will stick with you for a thousand pages.

“Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is among the oddest: that kids have an inordinate appetite for very long, very tricky, very strange books about places that don’t exist.”

Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker

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