The Harry Potter series has been around for almost two decades and it is still one of the most beloved series ever to be created.
For me, the books—and then the movies—were a huge part of my childhood. I grew up with Harry. His life was one I could venture into with a turn of a page, immersing myself into a whole other world that was not my own. When a new Harry Potter book came out, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I chose not to sleep until I finished the newest installment in the series. The books became a part of me; Harry’s story was my story. Well, minus the whole guy-with-no-nose trying to kill me thing.
Why do we still love Harry Potter after all this time? Let me count the ways.
- Love conquers all. Always.
2.No matter who you are, you can always relate to someone in the books.
Whether it be the weirdo, the outcast, the “chosen one,” the brain, the goon, or numerous others, there is always one character that everyone can relate to.
- The humor
Fred and George are pretty hilarious, but overall the humor is spot on every time. You can’t help but love it.
- That no matter how alone we feel or lost we are, there is always someplace we can turn to that makes us feel like we belong.
5. Because J.K. Rowling is a writing genius.
You can learn so much about life from her and her quotes made via Dumbledore and other important characters. I mean seriously, if I took every single inspirational quote from the books, I could wallpaper an entire house TWICE. Not to mention she has this ENTIRE world planned out in her head—Harry’s life is merely a blip in that world. She’s amazing. Plus, she has an awesome sense of humor.
- Despite the reality that Harry Potter is fiction, it still—even after rereading the books—is capable of bringing out deep emotions that we can’t hold back.
I think the HP books are the books that I have cried into the most, held to my chest and hugged the tightest, and made me feel butterflies just as strong as the characters were experiencing when love was abloom.
- Whether you’re seven or seventy, these books will never get old.