I know almost every living muggle knows about Harry Potter. Since 1997, when the first book appeared is has become a worldwide phenomenon, even more so, after the movies were released. This is not going to be a review per se, but an ode to the books, seeing I am a huge fan of the story and after all, it is Halloween today, so what better book could the badgers have chosen?
When you start reading the books, they take you to a magical world, with different laws and customs, a world of wizards and witches, of spells and charms. And yet, their world is somewhat similar to ours, and you can connect instantly.
The main character, Harry, and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, who he meets in the first book, in his first year as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, are at the center of the story. In each book, they have a dark enemy, somehow connected to their arch-enemy, the dark wizard Voldemort. Having seven volumes, we get to see the characters grow up and evolve from being slightly annoying kids to responsible young adults, we get to see them fall in love for the first time and live through disappointments with them.
The most important thing for me is that while reading the books, even though I was no longer a child when I did read them, I felt like one and I wanted to be a part of the magical world J. K. Rowling was describing.
The child in me is somewhat still waiting for the acceptance letter to Hogwarts School, and I wonder what house the Sorting Hat would put me in (I hope Ravenclaw :D).