Saying goodbye to 'Harry Potter'

A little over a decade ago, a book became popular. Then it grew to a series of books that became known worldwide. Through books, films, websites, endless discussions, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has become common currency for an entire generation.

So, as the final movie opens tonight, here is a look at what McClatchy is saying about 'Harry Potter':

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Young 'wizards' reflect on popular 'Harry Potter' series

Kansas City Star: Harry Potter generation face the future after last film

Miami Herald: Harry Potter, fans grew up together

Raleigh News & Observer: 'Potter' casts a spending spell at the box office

The State: Wild about Harry

Myrtle Beach: Sending Harry Potter off with a flair, including recipes

Wichita: Harry Potter fans begin marathon

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