Almost everyone’s reading journey began with one book series: Harry Potter. Almost everyone knows what Hogwarts house they belong to. (Psst: I’m a gryffindor. Look at my other discussion post). Book series after were sometimes loosely based off of Harry Potter. The fanbase around HP had me thinking: why do we like Harry Potter so much?
**BEFORE YOU THROW ROCKS AT ME** This post is in favor of Harry Potter.
1. The Memories Attached To It
Like I said above, many people’s book origin was with Harry Potter. I didn’t read it until I was in 7th grade, so my book origin doesn’t lie within the pages of HP. However, my memories with Harry Potter are just as special never-the-less. I went to bed at 11 every night and woke up around 5 am just to read. I was in a house full of nine people; it was hard to catch a quiet room. My little cousin would also steal my book if I tried to read. I also started crying on an airplane during Half-Blood Prince. No Shame.
2. The World
The entire world of Harry Potter is so beautiful. I remember when I first started the series, I tried to memorize the world. “Okay, quidditch is the sport they play.” I would repeat key ideas in HP, so I can attempt to memorize them. By the end of the series, the world was so effortless. I could name all the Defense Against The Dark Arts teachers. If you are ever bored, search Harry Potter Hidden Facts. The world of Harry Potter is so complex and beautiful; I think that’s one of the reasons why we love this series.
3. The Writing *heart eyes*
If you haven’t read Harry Potter (why?), then you should know that this series is definitly worth the hype. J.K. Rowling is such a talented writer, and Harry Potter is the best example. The word structure is so beautiful and IT’S JUST SO GOOD.
4. The Offspring
Pottermore, Merchandise, Fanfiction, Movies, Video Games, Youtube Videos, Organizations, Amusement parks, etc. Those are just several things that have been started because of Harry Potter. If you like Harry Potter, great because everyone else in the world loves it like you do. It’s easy to express your love for the wizarding world through all the things I listed above.
So, why do you like Harry Potter? How did you find out about Harry Potter?