A to Z: H is for the Harry Potter Series

8 Apr

H is for Harry Potter.  Does this series even need any introduction?  There are so many wonderful things about these books that have been discussed and dissected through the years – the colourful characters, the tortuous plot that inevitably gets tied up in the end, the wonderful word play that makes my lessons on morphemes so much easier – but there is one thing that always strikes a chord in my heart whenever I read through the series again: empathy.  J.K. Rowling lends a voice to the oft-unheard, the oft-misunderstood, and the oft-dismissed.  If a reader really claims to have appreciated her work, he/she should have walked away from Book 7 a better person – a more empathetic human being.  I know I did.  The Harry Potter series is funny, heartwarming, gutwrenching, and intricately plotted.  I never get tired of reading and/or listening to Rowling’s words, and I envy those who will still experience her magic for the first time.

 

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Which books are your favourite (‘cause it really is difficult to pick just one)?  I like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  My favourite opening chapters, however, come from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where so many concepts from previous books were tied together.  As for characters, I have a special spot for Professor McGonagall and Dobby.  How about you?

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2 Responses to “A to Z: H is for the Harry Potter Series”

  1. Ben .M 2015.08.07 at 1:59 pm #

    It is a very interesting series. I really liked it.

    Like

    • Ben .M 2015.08.07 at 2:00 pm #

      Cool! Me too!

      Like

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