Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read the Harry Potter books. And Ive never actually sat down to review them.
It feels almost weird doing a book review on a book that I know the story inside and out. I’ve been in this fandom since the very first movie released in 2001. My father used to bring my sister and I to see all the movies as they released and it’s one of my fondest memories from my childhood.
These books and movies are like a big warm hug. The nostalgia is so real.
It’s amazing though, how much they left out of the movies and I always forget that when I read the books. Like the potion protection room for the philosopher’s stone. That was no where to be seen in the movies. Or the descriptions of the characters, they’re always so different from what i remember.
JK Rowling does have a way with storytelling though. A way to draw you in to this amazing, complicated world. I really can’t wait to continue my reread of these❤
Until next time,