I love all the Harry Potter books. I started reading them to my son when he was about 6 years old. By the time I had been introduced to the wonderful land of Harry Potter, there were already 4 books in print. This was actually to my and my son’s advantage, since it meant we didn’t have to wait to see what was going to happen in the second book, once we’d flown through the pages of the first one. I’ve devised the following list of 7 reasons people love Harry Potter books. See if you agree or can add your own reason in the comment section.
7. They Are Very Well Written
There aren’t any holes in the story. I’ve read and re-read these books to the point that I can tell you what went on in each section of the book. If I can’t tell you, then my son most likely can. Whenever a new novel came out in the Harry Potter series, my son would drag out the previous books and re-read them to refresh himself on the occurrences in past books. Neither one of us ever noticed parts that didn’t seem to correlate with past experiences of Harry and his crew.
6. The Characters Are Easy to Identify with
Even thought the kids in the book are witches and warlocks, they still have many of the same dilemmas normal kids have. They fall in love, they get their hearts broken, they dislike certain teachers and students, and they get in trouble at home, and so on. Kids can identify with at least one character in the book and feel a sort of connection. I think this tends to make books much more enjoyable.
5. Details within the Stories Are Well-defined
I’ve always been a big fan of adjectives. My favorite authors are all about the adjectives and making sure to include a plethora of them in their writings. JK Rowling is very effective in portraying each character. She does it in such a way that I can easily visualize the characters and imagine the scenery surrounding them. She’s able to evoke feeling with her detailed descriptions.
4. The Story Line Can Be Enjoyed by All Ages
I enjoyed reading these novels as much as my son did. I’ve known all ages of people who are fascinated with the world of Harry Potter. They are written in such a way that little kids can enjoy hearing them as much as adults enjoy reading them.
3. Everyone Seems to Be Fascinated with the Idea of Witches and Warlocks
I know there are a handful of individuals who saw the Harry Potter series as being evil, but I just shook my head and kept reading. People have and always will be enthralled with the magical world of witches and warlocks. These books might have been a bit scary in parts, but they were also loads of fun. Everyone loves to be sucked into a magical world of make-believe from time to time.
2. They Are Easy to Read
My son was able to comprehend these books even when he was reading them at the age of 6. There might have been a few words that he wasn’t positive about, but they were generally easy to understand. I remember trying to read A Wrinkle in Time when I was a little kid. I got a bit confused in parts. The Harry Potter series is a lot easier to understand than that thin book.
1. People Can Live Vicariously through Harry Potter and His Friends
I like being able to start reading a book and not be interrupted. This allows me to really become engrossed in the happenings and feel like I’m actually there. I know there isn’t any chance of me being able to transport myself to Hogwarts some day and experience the wonderful world that Harry and his friends enjoy, but I can live vicariously through them by reading about their adventures.
If you’ve had the chance to read the entire series, then you might agree with this list of 7 reasons people love Harry Potter books. What did you like best of all about any of the Harry Potter books you’ve read?
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