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Justin Dickie
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Cumberland County feels the magic, flocks to Harry Potter release

Hundreds of passionate Harry Potter fans lined Victoria Street late Friday night and into early Saturday morning just to be some of the first to get their hands on the seventh and final book of the famed fantasy series.

"It's my favourite book series. I've been reading it since I was six," said now 14-year-old Langille Weatherbee while waiting to get her copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" Friday night.

"I can't wait to rea

Holy Hogwarts

Hundreds of passionate Harry Potter fans lined Victoria Street late Friday night and into early Saturday morning just to be some of the first to get their hands on the seventh and final book of the famed fantasy series.

"It's my favourite book series. I've been reading it since I was six," said now 14-year-old Langille Weatherbee while waiting to get her copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" Friday night.

"I can't wait to read it."

Her plan, like many others that anxiously waited outside Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium until 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning to get a copy other the novel, was to pull an all-nighter to get it read as fast as possible.

"I wanted to be able to read it tonight," said 18-year-old Melissa Hardy, who came from Sackville to get one, and was lucky enough to get the weekend off work to read it. "It actually worked out perfectly. My boss went away for the weekend."

Nicholas Jessome, 15, didn't buy a book Friday night, but waited in line just to see the Harry Potter exhibit Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium had set up to complement the release.

His plan was to pick one up Saturday and spend most of the day reading it.

"There's lot's of adventure. I really like the fantasy genre and it's about a person my age so it makes it more fun to read," he said.

Hannah, Liam, and Andrew Melanson stayed up late to buy a copy, but had no intentions of reading it all overnight Friday…at least not all of it.

"I just want to flip to the last chapter to see who dies," Hannah said.

Laurel Kearns, Bob McCoy, and Claire and Christopher Kearns-McCoy were in the area from New Jersey and couldn't wait until morning to get one, either.

Claire justified staying up late to get one.

"This is more fun. It's way cooler to say 'I got Harry Potter at midnight' than it is to say 'I got Harry Potter at 7:30 in the morning,'" Claire said.

"And besides that, we got Harry Potter at midnight in Nova Scotia," Laurel added.



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Victoria Street, Sackville New Jersey Nova Scotia

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