I teach at a Christian school and Harry is not allowed in some classrooms and for simplicity we have chosen not to shelve it in the library. But I did buy a copy of this book for my new "Teacher Resource" section for the staff in my building. I decided to read it again for a refresher and found it just as reasonable and convincing as I did the first time I read it. I hope some of the teachers who have questions or concerns about the series will give this book a try. It is one large spoiler, so I wouldn't recommend it to someone who actually wants to enjoy the series, but it would be great for a parent or pastor or teacher who had questions or concerns about the series or for folks who have already read the books and wants a more in-depth look at the elements of alchemy, the symbols of Christ (phoenix, griffin, etc.) and the themes of love and sacrifice.
4 out of 5 stars