I solemnly swear I am…a Harry Potter fan
I have read a countless number of books to date, but I am still a huge fan of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books. And I admit it with my head held high 🙂 If memory serves right, I started reading Harry Potter when I was 13 years old. I recall that I didn’t find the first few pages extremely captivating and had to make an effort to keep going. But it was all worth it. Here are my top 5 reasons for loving the Harry Potter books.
1) Three-cheers for the plot:
Extremely well laid-out and captivating plot throughout the entire series of books, linking the first book to the very last. Want an example? Dumbledore doesn’t reveal what he sees in the Mirror in Erised in book one. We find the answer only in the very last book as Harry uncovers it for himself.
2) Unsuspected hero:
I do not think the majority of us expected (spoiler alert!) Snape to end up becoming an ultimate hero of the story. I can personally vouch for all my friends that we all absolutely hated Snape throughout the story. So the sudden revelation of him been the ‘good guy’ was a real twist that we did not see coming.
3) Next best thing to Disney World:
Standing ovation for J K Rowling for her imagination in creating an entire world of magic in the heart of London. The great detail she has gone in to makes it very unique and very real. What do I mean? Think of Diagon alley, Platform 9 3/4 , Dobby, Quidditch, Horcruxes and the list goes on.
4) Loved the old man:
I don’t know about you but I, like Harry, was “Dumbledore’s man through and through”. Yes, I admit he had his secrets, lots of it. But I really fancied the relationship that Dumbledore had with Harry, like a mentor in life. I loved the fact that Dumbledore tried to guide Harry but also had a lot of trust and faith in him. (Spoiler alert!) And I truly was heartbroken when he died.
5) Cannot stop reading:
I must now have read the entire series many times over. But even if I start re-reading it today I would not be able to stop reading. For me, the books never fail to stop been gripping and absolute page turners. I just love them!
And these are the top reasons why I to date am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books. I remember reading them everywhere possible as a teenager including at lunch, in the loo, in the car, on the bus, on holiday; you name it. And those are memories I treasure for life.
Why do you love Harry Potter?
For more on Harry Potter, check out what I thought of the latest addition to the series Cursed Child.
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