WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF JK ROWLING!
HARRY POTTER BOOKS WILL HELP YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST BROOM LESSON & TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. GET READY TO SAVOR BERTIE BOTT’S EVERY FLAVORED BEANS AND TO TAKE YOUR HISTORY LESSONS FROM A GHOST ITSELF!!
BUT BEFORE YOU START ON THIS MAGICAL JOURNEY, SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT ‘I AM UP TO NO GOOD. ALSO NOT FORGET TO SAY ‘MISCHIEF MANAGED’ IN THE END… 🙂
No. Of Books: 7
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Drama, Young adult fiction, Mystery, Thriller
The Right Age To Read:
When a child starts comprehending stories till got bored re-reading it over the years..
Can Adults like it too?: I read the series after I completed my schooling (& probably gonna re-read it under the pretext of reading it to my grand-children)😀
Claim to have changed the lives of many people, the Harry Potter Books by JK Rowling isn’t an unmarked piece now. The 7 Magical Book series has also been adapted into movies.
Ever since the 1st Book came out almost 20 yrs back, its fame is continually blooming. What makes it the most astonishing piece in terms of its popularity is the age difference between the various ‘potter heads’. Harry Potter Series has enchanted its readers ranging from an 8 yr old to their parents! It first takes the readers into a world of an eleven years old boy who is prey to a lonesome childhood, bullyism, reproach, and of course, uncertainty.
The Magical series gradually recounts Harry’s fascinating journey into a magical world of wizardry and witchcraft. Moreover, it presents us with wonderful lessons & quotes throughout its plot & the characters.
SOME OF MY FAVOURITES ARE –
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”– Luna Lovegood
“But you know, happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”– Albus Dumbledore.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”– Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter Series Plot Summary:
The story opens with some mysterious-looking people leaving a baby at a doorstep. The baby is claimed to be a Hero of their word. However, only for the readers to find him 11 yrs later in a miserable condition under his uncle and aunt’s roof.
The plot gradually takes the reader to bizarre activities taking place around Harry. His identity-‘YER A WIZARD, HARRY’ in Book 1 only accentuates the excitement & anticipation of the reader. The revelation of his identity places him into a world that not only accepts him but admires him.
Why? Because he is the one who saved the magical world (when just a baby) from the Darkest wizard ever (who must not be named).
The Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardly also finds Harry his lifetime friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. But most importantly, a family he never had. Moreover, he finds his greatest mentor and the biggest wizard of his time- the nonchalant Albus Dumbledore. The story, going through the 7 Books gradually reveals Harry’s Ultimate fate; the fate connected with the strongest dark wizard, Voldemort.
Voldemort, the killer of his Auror parents (Dark Wizard catchers); the giver of Harry’s scar in the shape of a lightning bolt and snatcher of his love of family; & most importantly, the sole reason for which he was kept away from the world he belonged: the Magical World…
Magical Delights Throughout The Books!
It’s a challenge to mention in an article all the magical delights & fun in Hogwarts throughout the 7 Magical Series. The exciting Quidditch matches, Triwizard tournament, escapades of the Trio, pranks of twin Weasley brothers, School ghosts arrival; the Hogwarts feast, Hogsmeade visits, the Butterbeer shop, Bertie Botts every flavored bean (including the ear waxed and spinach flavor)…
There are Time-Turners, House-elves, Love Potions & what not!! (And I am sure to have forgotten to mention a dozen more delights!:) ). Occasionally, all these magical delights seem to get overshadowed by the dark magic and Voldemort supporters. They try every bit to kick Harry and all the peace and fun out of the plot; however, eventually, their malicious attempts get overpowered by the emotion Voldemort and his supporters, the death eaters lack- LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.
Final Views on Harry Potter Book Series:
I Wouldn’t lie, I am still indignant (like many others) for the destruction of some of my favorite characters. Also, not getting to see the ultimate love angle between characters that I and so many wished to was another pain. However, we shouldn’t forget the 99 good things done just because of one thing not done;)
Harry Potter Books stand up to this quote by Oscar Wilde- “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all“. My reading habit & love of Books imputes to this Magical Series.
I owe the series all the fun I have had exploring the fantasy lands through Books! And yes, it yet captures the top position in the list of my favorite books. Whether you are already a bibliophile or want to take your step towards the Book realm, there can’t be anything better to start your journey with.
Who Should Read The Harry Potter Fantasy Series?
The debate over Books VS Movies seems a perpetual one now. I had first watched the movie series & thought that what extra could there be in Books everyone seems to be so gaga over!? But then, If I hadn’t read this book series, I would never have become a ‘potter head’. There is so much more in the Books than there is in movies. Moreover, I’m quite adamant that the enchanting power of words lets one perceive things a bit more explicitly than could be done in movies.
The themes of friendship, love, persistence are all that the story preaches to the readers. Also, to never stop finding a ray of hope in the darkness is advocated.
Get ready to embark on this journey only if you have the audacity to accept the fact that it’s not likely to get a Hogwarts letter if you are 11+ ( I have been waiting for mine for almost a decade now). However, it’s advised to readers below 11 years to never lose their hope. Readers might get agitated over the demise of some of their loved characters. Maybe that was what JK Rowling wanted to say: THE RAYS OF LIGHT PENETRATE INTO THE DARKROOM ONLY THROUGH A CRACK 🙂
Happy Reading 🙂