April 07, 2010

The Brilliance that is Harry Potter

Harry Potter illuminated my world as a kid, mostly during elementary school right after my parents split up. It provided me an escape filled with people more miserable than me who had the means to solve their problems (magic and Hogwarts, dude!).

I memorized all the spells and even made my own wand from a barbecue stick (okay, somewhat embarrassing, maybe I should delete that part).

Wow. I just realized I was totally obsessed with Harry Potter.

But, anyway, the bottom line is that the Harry Potter series made me feel good about being a kid again, despite my problems and feelings of loneliness at the time.

The series even led me to become friends with other Harry Potter fanatics, most of which are still my friends until now (I was nine when I started reading the series and I'm about to turn nineteen).

When I finished reading the seventh and final book in the series, I felt like I lost a friend. I mean, like a billion other kids, I grew up with Harry Potter. I waited in line at the bookstore each time the next book came out, and begged my mother and any relative who would listen to buy it for me.

No book has ever made me feel that way. Ever again.

Update 8:15 PM:
I just saw this video on YouTube. It turns out some fans made A Very Potter Musical, and it features this laugh-out-loud feel-good song (gee, I love dashes, don't I?):

7 comments :

Stephanie said...

Haha, I loved the thing about the BBQ stick, you are so cool!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Isn't incredible how much power books hold?! I agree with you - the last Harry Potter was both a grand event and a heartbreaking loss.

Thanks for stopping by Book Dreaming. :-)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

You have a beautiful blog! I love to read Spec Fi, but the two shorts I wrote were a bit of a disaster. LOL! Not my best genre :)

~LOVE Harry Potter rocks~

Have a wonderful day :)

Swimmer said...

I read the series last summer and also went through the crazied feeling. Last year i MEEMORIZED EVERY CHARACTERS BIRTHDAY, THE Spells, and the meaning behind them.

T. Anne said...

What powerful praise for Potter! Perhaps this is your moment to write the next big series for kids. You do know what you like and you have great taste. =)

Natalie said...

I loved Harry Potter too, even though I didn't read it until I was a married college student. I felt like I lost a friend when it ended too. It would have been a really fun book to read as a kid. I'm a little jealous. :)

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