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A whole generation has to cope with the end of the Potter series

(AP) - Just past midnight tonight, fans of Harry Potter can get their hands on the final book in the JK Rowling series.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will reveal whether the boy wizard lives or dies.

In Mountain Home, Arkansas, teen librarian Kim Crow-Sheaner says the books appeal to readers of all ages. She says patrons have been checking out other books in the series -- including audio forms and even large-type formats -- as soon as they are reshelved.

Crow-Sheaner says Harry Potter is a character everybody can relate to.

Makenzie Greenblatt, a 20-year-old student at the University of Washington, began reading Harry Potter in 1999. She got the first book in the series for Hanukkah.

One fan was asked what Potterphiles will do now that there will be no more books. The answer: "read them again and again and again."

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