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Margaret H. Willison, 22, of Jamaica Plain, worked summers as a Boston youth literacy coach. ‘‘They are not necessarily reading other books,’’ Willison said of some of her students.

In end, Potter magic extends only so far

Decline still seen in adolescent reading

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / July 9, 2007

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Like circus elephants on parade, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels have lumbered past a dazzled young public for the last 10 years. Now the beloved fantasy series is ending with the release of the seventh volume, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," at midnight July 21. (Full article: 1320 words)

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