book review harry potter a book by jk rowling

Book Review: Harry Potter – A Book by J.K. Rowling

Book Name: Harry Potter
Author: J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Series Review –
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling is one of the most popular sets of children’s novels to ever exist and was quickly adapted to even more popular films. Although the series was intended for older children, the wizarding world of Harry Potter sparked a magical flame in the hearts of adults as well.
Since the Harry Potter series was released, Rowling has become just as prolific as the actors who starred in the films. While some critics believed that love for the series would die down a few years after the children who grew up with the books and films got older, younger generations have continued to fall in love with the Harry Potter series. It has managed to become as popular as it has because of the characters, setting, the easy-to-read nature of the books, as well as the spectacularly made movies.
The large variety of merchandise and real-life attractions also play a role in the never-ending popularity of the series. J. K. Rowling knew what she was doing when she gave her three main characters personality traits that they had. Harry Potter was the new kid at a brand-new school that was nothing like anything he had ever seen. He befriended two students who were normally deemed too unpopular for the other students.
Ron Weasley was the scaredy-cat yet goofy friend with a wonderful family that loved Harry like he was their own. Hermione Granger was a quiet bookworm a came from family conditions that other students saw as inferior. The wizarding world of Harry Potter is what every fantasy-lover dreams of having.
Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter has gone down in history as the best-selling book series ever. Most people in my generation have at least heard of the name Harry Potter. But for those who grew up with ‘Harry Potter,’ it was a different experience altogether. Even if you do not enjoy the fantasy genre, there will be something in there that you can relate to. Also, since the Harry Potter series is a children’s book it’s pretty easy to read. The writing is clear, simple, and entertaining and is rich with word choice that will improve your vocabulary. The fact that books also appeal to both genders and all age groups is just a bonus.
The Harry Potter book series is a living example that screams “Do not judge a book by its cover”. What some may see as just another silly children’s storybook filled with magic, witchcraft, and wizardry (which is not wrong) are in for a ride.
The Harry Potter series is much more than that and this article will give you 6 reasons why one should read the Harry Potter book series:

1. Teaches Lessons for a Lifetime

Although it is a fantasy novel, Harry Potter teaches its young readers many essential life lessons. Almost all of its characters go through human struggles and face ethical dilemmas.
It teaches one to stand up for their beliefs, that friends stick together, that family doesn’t always mean blood relations, to think of others, and to be kind and accepting of those who are different. That surrounding yourself with the right people and that people are a mixture of both good and bad just like in real life. The books also teach how even our smallest decisions can have huge consequences.

2. A Magnificent World of Imagination

Harry Potter is filled with wonderful descriptions of a world that was completely the product of imagination. Reading these descriptions can improve a person’s imagination and paint a beautiful picture of the world, its creatures, its culture, and its people in the reader’s mind. J.K. Rowling’s ability to shape and create a completely different world parallel to perhaps our own contributes to the brilliance of the book.

3. Strong Female Characters

A huge asset of this series is the strong set of female characters it has. These characters have incredible depth. They do not shy away and fade into the background when male characters appear. They are not portrayed as damsels in distress. They can hold their own and they do it better than anyone else. Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange Jinny, and Molly Weasley are some examples of strong female characters in the books.

4. An Escape to the Wonderland
A lot of issues and conflicts presented in Harry Potter can draw parallels from the real world. It follows themes of prejudice and racism in a way that’s easier to digest. The discrimination, racism, bigotry and crimes, and persecution faced by the minority are a jarring representation of our society.

5. Importance of Knowledge

Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and the extensive sets of information locked within the vaults of her brain have saved her brain, teachers, and parents many times. There are scenes that show Harry and Ron getting into all sorts of trouble without Hermione and not being able to get out of it. At the end of the day, Hermione’s love for the library saves the day.

6. Endless Quotes to Always Remember

The book is filled with great things said by many great characters. These quotes are some things one might take away from this book. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light,” and “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on”. These are some great quotes from the books which are not only meaningful full but also would live on in the hearts of the readers.
The Harry Potter series will always be a classic and will live through all coming generations. It is a celebrated work of literature that will outlive all others and will always continue holding over its glorious legacy.

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