The Potter fanatics are asking: Where did the time go?
I, myself are like a lot of the 1st generation Potter fanatics, a piece of our childhood lies within our Potter books.
Over the course of the last 14(books) and 10(films) years we have been treated to a magical world that taught us so much more then just the joy of reading. Many will say they learnt a lot of life’s lessons from the pages in a “kids” book.
To many of us “Muggles”(such as myself) from the Philosophers Stone to the Deathly Hallows these books and characters were there alongside us from elementary school all the way to now college/university. As kids growing up Harry, Ron & Hermione were like our friends, always there for us and never too far away to teach us a lesson or two. Growing up the the Potter books shaped our childhood, many of us now say that we would not be who we are today without some of the lessons learned from this series of books.
Many adults first wrote the series off as a “kids book” and nothing else but to a whole generation and to many after it these books and films are just so much more then that. Some of life’s most important lessons are tackled in these books. Alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione we learn the meanings of friendship, love, loyalty, self-sacrifice and human empathy. We explored issues such as gender, race, social class and prejudice that taught many lessons we carry with us today and taught to live our lives to the fullest and to never give up on our dreams.
To this day Harry Potter stands alone as a series of books that changed a generation of readers into people who not just read because they have to but because they want to.
For myself and for my friends, Harry Potter shall never be over: It will never be. Harry Potter is a story that will live on for generations. Harry, Ron and Hermione will live in the hearts of children, teenagers and adults all over the world forever. J.K. Rowling has cast a spell over us these last 14 years and it shall never be forgotten or broken.
“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome us home”