... first, the biggie - Susan Balée just loved the new and final Harry Potter: Dark and witty, 'Potter' bows at its best. (She's not the only one: 759 Pages, No Waiting.)
... Martha Woodall is somewhat disappointed in Elizabeth Berg's latest: WWII story engaging, lacks depth.
... Steve Weinberg thinks Hamlin Garland's A Son of the Middle Border still holds up: Memoir a classic in 1917, still so in reissue.
... Chris Patsilelis likes The Pentagon: Seat of U.S. military might.
... Sarah Weinman is of two minds about the new Ruth Rendell: Another entry from Ruth Rendell
... Katie Haegele is much taken with Cecil Castellucci's Beige: Young Adult Reader | How she spent vacation: 21/2 weeks with punk-rock Dad.
... and here's more on Pearl Buck: Scripting a Pearl Buck revival.