I am an unconditional fan of Harry Potter. When I was a child, I would spend nights and nights reading books. More than just books or films, it is a whole universe and lifestyle. Let me share here with you why, and if I can, convince you to check it out if you haven’t yet!
About Harry Potter
Written by the British author J.K Rowling, Harry Potter‘s first book was originally published in 1997. It is the best-selling book series in history with millions of fans all around the world. There are also 8 movies (the director split the last book into two parts).
Harry Potter is a young wizard and studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The 7 books tell his story and how he fights Voldemort, the dark criminal wizard who killed his parents. It is a fascinating whole new universe and the imagination of the author is simply out of this world! She started writing books in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The movies are available on Netflix, so one more reason why I love this platform!
Harry Potter: the universe
Harry Potter is a whole lifestyle. Kids, as grown-ups, like dressing up as a Hogwarts student. There are 4 different “houses” in the school, and everyone likes to identify themselves to the one they prefer. Harry Potter fashion is an expanding business and you can find clothes or accessories pretty much in every big shop. I have my own HP pajama and slippers, I love them! It is also possible to buy a wand, a flying broomstick, a cauldron…
Quidditch is a national magical sport. Although it is played on a flying broomstick, muggles (the term to talk about a non-magical person) have invented a similar game and several championships are held all over the world.
How it connects people
The incredible phenomenon about Harry Potter is as well the way it connects people from all around the world. No matter your nationality, age, or your sex. Conventions are held in many countries in order to meet other fans. You can also meet actors and even JK Rowling if you’re lucky enough!
Besides, there is a huge online community. Forums, websites, fanfictions… You can find pretty much everything. And it is so easy to chat with other fans.
I had the chance to spend my childhood in England. London is the famous Warner Bros Studio. Obviously, I went there 3 times. You have to go! It is awesome. You will see all the costumes, the making of, and of course the sets! An unmissable rendezvous for every fan. For example, there are all the magic wands the artist handmade one by one. You can also drink the famous butterbeer (if you want my opinion: not that great! It tastes like a very sweet vanilla milkshake)
This saga is a masterpiece and I know I will still read the books and watch the films, even when I’ll be older! I also want everyone to know the magic and the dreams it provides us with.
What about you? Do you like Harry Potter? Which ones is your favorite?