Success Of The Harry Potter Series

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J. K. Rowling 's Harry Potter series is well known all over the world, by people of all age groups. In 1997, when the first book was released, it wasn’t all that popular, however, as time went by the books grew in popularity and took up a special place in the hearts of readers everywhere. Unlike many other works, these books aren’t specific to one age group or demographic; the books allow readers to grow as the characters in each book grow and evolve. This series is appealing for so many reasons and many readers will always hole J.K. Rowling’s works close to their hearts, even as adults. Through this writing, I hope to give readers an idea of what the HP series meant to me and a small taste of what each book was about, in hopes that they will …show more content…
Rowling was able to create such a unique and beautiful world for readers to get lost in. There are a lot of reasons that I enjoyed the Harry Potter series, but it mainly began as a way to fill my time because I didn’t have a lot of friends when I was younger. I had weight issues, wore glasses, and I was bullied. When it was time for the other kids to go to lunch break or even if I was sad I would be in the school 's library where I would have my face buried in a book. When I picked up my first Harry Potter book, I felt like I was in a whole other world and time just seemed to fly by. I know I’m not the only person who had this problem growing up, but Harry Potter helped me feel a little less alone and helped me see that just because bad things happen, that doesn’t mean the good things don’t; this series gave me hope. It showed me that that everyone is special in their own way and that everyone deserves the same rights and courtesy, regardless of who they …show more content…
He lives with a very unhappy and unloving couple, his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, and his bratty cousin Dudley. Despite his aunt and uncles attempts to hide Harry’s heritage, he soon discovers that he is actually a wizard that has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Once Harry arrives in the wizarding world, he learns that he is very famous, for getting rid of the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort. During Harry’s first year, he makes a few very good friends and has his first encounter with the darker side of the wizarding world. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry learns a lot about his past and he and his friends take on the dark forces of the wizarding world again, despite a very special elf’s interference to keep Harry “safe”. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the prisoner of Azkaban held a famous prisoner named Sirius Black, who was thought to have been a key factor in the death or Harry’s parents and who was thought to have killed many people afterwards. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed. Harry Potter is no longer safe, not even within the walls of the magical school. On top of it all, there may well be a spy among them. Harry soon learns that not all is as it may seem and he makes a few more dear friends along the way. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of

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