I first read Harry Potter when my conservative parents told me they were full of witchcraft and I wasn’t allowed to read them.
It was like waving a red cape in front of a bull.
I read the first one, but being that I was already in high school, I didn’t connect. I thought they were too juvenile (this coming from a girl who rarely read YA books when she was in fact a young adult). I never ended up finishing the series until I went with one of my Potter crazed friends to see Prisoner of Azkaban in movie theaters.
I was like, “Say what?” and promptly went and bought Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. I was beyond hooked and then went back and read books 1-3 and salivated until Half-Blood Prince came out.
Even after finishing the series and watching the final movies, I have never been able to shake my Potter love. (I’m actually going to Potter World in May with my fellow Potter geek Nikki!)
We’ve had a lot of fun HP news this year thanks to the author’s crazy detailed world building! It has been so fun to be able to dive back in and get a glimpse of sorts. As a writer it shows that sometimes all the crazy behind the scenes biographies and story lines that never make it on the page, one day could be relevant.
To end the last day of the year, here is an article that tells everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014!