when i got HBP, I read it all night and morning, but I threw it on my bed and started crying as soon as Ron said he was in love with someone that wasn’t Hermione. it took me hours until I calmed myself down to continue reading.
I seriously think those born in the early 90’s and late 80’s can truly understand what Harry Potter did for people. The first movie came out in 2001 where many of the fans were 11. It was like they were going to Hogwarts, that this fantasy world that they loved became real. The seventh book came out in 2007 when many fans turned 17. It was the perfect timing and the perfect coming of age story and the 7th book pushed me through my last year of high school. I am proud to be part of the generation that these books were written around.
So, I’ve read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at least three times in the last 3 months, and am working on the fourth time, and I’m getting a little bored. Its not that I don’t worship the series, I do, its just I’ve read them so many times, that I know the entire book off by heart. I think I’m moving on to fanfiction obsessions and thats a okay with me.
When I say Harry Potter changed my life, I mean it. It got me into fanfiction and eventually roleplaying, which is how I found my best friend in the whole wide world. I don’t know what I’d be like today without her. Harry Potter has shaped the life that I am living today, and I wouldn’t go back and change it for anything, and I know several people who would agree. Thank you, JK. <3
I sometimes seriously convince myself that J.K. Rowling is actually a wizard or squib & writing the Harry Potter novels is her way of telling us muggles about the wizarding world without getting in trouble by the Ministry of Magic.