Book Review: Harry Potter Series


Hello Internet!
So, towards the beginning of this month, I finished reading Harry Potter - yay! Therefore, this month's review is on the entire Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2003)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2005)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)

JK Rowling

Fantasy, Young-Adult Fiction, Mystery, Drama, Adventure

This book is about a young boy - Harry - who, despite always believing that he's just an ordinary boy, discovers that he's actually far from normal. When a giant man tells him that he's a wizard and that he has been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, his whole life is turned upside down.
Through the course of the 7-book series, we see Harry and his new-found friends (Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley) have many adventures and fight many battles.  

My Thoughts and Opinions:
If you don't know who Harry Potter is, where have you been? There's everything from action to comedy on offer in this amazing, bestselling book series.
First of all, the characters in these books are part of what makes them so amazing. Each of the are relatable in their own different ways which allows the reader to connect with them more easily. My absolute favourite character would probably have to be Hermione. I feel like she represents so much reality in her personality. She's not the typical, beautiful, perfect female protagonist we see in so many books - she definitely has her flaws. Even though she encourages to study and work hard in life, she also teaches us (particularly in the last book) not to be so caught up with facts and that imagination is sometimes just as important as knowledge.
Throughout the series, questions are provided more often than answers. There are constant mysteries to be solved and JK Rowling allows to keep guessing and keep reading.
If there was anything I could change, I would definitely kill a certain character (I'm not going to say who because I don't want to spoil it for anyone) but I guess you can't always get what you want.  

This series is appropriate for every age and it annoys me when people say otherwise. Yes, maybe it started as a children's book - and the magical story would, without a doubt, inspire many kids - but it also has a lot of deeper meaning which speaks to adults as well. Therefore, I recommend it to anyone who can tolerate a little (or a lot) of sadness.

So, that's it - another monthly book review done. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you for reading,
Elsie A x

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