30% done with Oliver Twist

J.K. Rowling, who sometimes is compared to Dickens, is a far better storyteller. Harry Potter, though finding himself also at the mercy of things he didn’t understand or control, was also introduced as someone who did have the power to affect the world around him. He only needed to learn to control those powers.

Oliver Twist, however, has shown no such talents to earn my sympathy. He’s just a cliche.