Something wicked this way come with the World of Harry Potter…
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has been a part of people’s childhoods since 1997.
Telling the story of Harry Potter, an orphaned boy who on his 11th birthday learn he came from a long line of magical folks. For seven books, fans learned more about the wizarding world and how Harry Potter became the boy who lived.
Beginning with The Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone and concluding with Deathly Hallows, Harry’s story has opened minds and inspired many. Throughout his many adventures, Harry recruits his two best friends, Ron Weasley (pure-blood) and Hermione Granger (muggle-born) to help him out.
We even meet other characters that we grow to love like animal-loving half-giant Hagrid and Slytherin bully Draco Malfoy. Rowling’s imagination runs wild with magical lingo and imagination as her stories get deeper and darker into wizarding history.
Despite Harry’s poor upbringing at the hands of his Muggle relatives the Dursleys, he’s a kind soul who sometimes gets in over his head. However, Ron and Hermione are always there to give him a helping hand when he needs it.
Harry Potter is indeed the boy who lived as he experiences things other kids wouldn’t. After all, his parents were killed when he was just a year old. He was forced to live until his 17th birthday with his vile muggle aunt and uncle. In the end, only his reformed bully of a cousin, Dudley said farewell to him and stayed in touch when they entered their adult years.
No matter how old you are, Harry Potter is the ideal way of getting into reading. Many of us 90s babies grew up with the books and the films. We even sorted ourselves into Hogwarts houses and those of Illvermorny, the American Wizarding school.