Harry Potter: 8 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Read The Books

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The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling is a well-known book series. It has received tons of awards, sparked a blockbuster movie series, and propelled the author to becoming one of the richest authors who ever lived.
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These books - seven in total – can be quite challenging to read. When you move further in the series, each book gets thicker and thicker. So, you may ask: why should we even spend time reading the Harry Potter books?

There are tons of reasons, but here are the most important ones I feel that you should know about:

1. The plot is amazing.

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You probably know that already from the movies, but the books have more details that were not featured in the movie. You will see that the series follows a chiastic plot structure that is reminiscent of classics like The Illiad and the Odyssey. You can expect the different books to mirror each other. Events that happened in earlier titles will be mirrored in the later ones. Through this technique, readers are able to see how each character develops into maturity.


2. It provides comic relief.

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There may be quite some drama in the Harry Potter books, but several humorous moments are present, as well. One instance was when Harry and Ron are late for class - their instructor jokes at how she can just turn one of them into a pocket watch to remind them of the time. These moments and a lot more will make the books quite the entertaining read.


3. It introduces the issue of racism subtly.


Yes, this is a children’s book but it delivers - with subtlety – relevant themes such as racism.  This is best displayed through the discrimination of wizards towards humans. Sure, this may be all-choked-up fiction, but it clearly gives children an easy to understand portrayal of hatred and how we all should be against it.

4. The series portrays coming of age in a unique way.

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The books all revolve around the experiences of Harry Potter and his friends from childhood to adulthood. Unlike other coming of age novels, the books do not only focus on one specific age group. You will get a glimpse into the struggles of kids as they transition into adolescents and eventually, adults.

5. All the books are easy reads.

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If you’re quite the reader, you’ve probably experienced some books that are difficult to read. These have lengthy dependent clauses that make you feel you’re lost in a forest of words. The Harry Potter books are the exact opposite. Imagine sailing a ship in flat waters with a steady wind blowing you through the vast expanse - that’s how smooth the reading experience is when it comes to J.K. Rowling’s writing. Each word, phrase, and sentence are carefully written to make readers from all ages enjoy what the author has to offer.

6. The books give you a better opportunity to connect with other people.

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Since there’s such a huge fan-base for the Harry Potter series, you will always have someone to talk to or rant out. You will never feel alone. You can find Potterheads everywhere – social media sites, forums, and basically every corner on the Internet! The best part about talking to other fans? You can turn them into treasured friends.

8. They teach about love – in all its forms.

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The Harry Potter books are filled with all sorts of lessons. However, the most important thing that the books teach you is how love comes in many forms. The love between friends, the love of a mother that is enough to save your life, and even romantic love! All these lessons are what truly gives these books more weight for the reader.

9. It's not over yet.

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The wizarding world that J.K. Rowling has created in a train ride from Manchester to London is still growing. There are more stories to come – the most anticipated one today being the Fantastic Beasts movies. The only problem you will have is the nagging anticipation of finding out what’s next in the Wizarding World.


If it is not your first time to read the series of books, now is also a great time to revisit these classic works of literature. A tale of growing up as an orphan and establishing familial bonds with others, the Harry Potter books will teach you how love can conquer every adversity that may come your way.


30 comments:

  1. Books are always better than the movies. Just my humble opinion ;-) Getting lost in the pages of a book versus spending an hour or two watching the movie - there's just no comparison and you're right, she has a beautiful writing style

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  2. I have watched the movies but I watched them when I was young and couldn't grasp the whole concept of the franchise. A part of me wants to dive into the Harry potter world because it is so loved and popular, and you also give some valid points here!

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  3. My sons use to love this series! Your post is making me want to read it!

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  4. Ahh, this makes me want to read them all again (for about the 3000th time!). :)

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  5. I have never finished reading the first volume of Harry Potter and that is because I borrowed the book one day in school and I wasn't allowed to take it home. It was so good that I oculdn't let it go but back then I couldn't afford to buy them, they were expensive. I maybe should start reading it now, when I'm 30 :)

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  6. Ever since a friend of mine introduced me to the movies, I have been absolutely fascinated by the series. I think they are wonderful!

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  7. I wish I had read these books! I had seen the first three movies so much, that I couldn't get past the repetitiveness of reading them. I have tons of friends that did read them and adore them though! I guess it's never too late!

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  8. I did read the books - everyone one of them. My teenage boys and I piled on the couch and I read it out loud to them. It was a real bonding experience.

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  9. My oldest is at the age where he's starting to be old enough for Harry Potter, and I'm so excited to start reading them with him soon!


    Paige
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  10. And so many more reasons! I've read the books and routinely binge the movies. Just got back from visiting Hogwarts at Universal and I'm getting all the feels for a rewatch. Something about the series just reminds me of Christmas time.

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  11. I never read Harry Potter, but I might have to study up in case we come across some attractions during our vacation to Orlando next year! I think my husband was a fan....might have to check with him if he still has his books.

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  12. I usually prefer to read the books before watching the movies but in this case I have already seen the movies ... may be I should try and read one of the books and decide ...

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  13. I started reading the books but I am yet to finish the collection. I agree with you, it's a good read.

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  14. I am such a big fan of Harry Potter! I often watch and rewatch the movies! I read the books again not so long ago!

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  15. these were my favourite books growing up - the philosopher's stone was actually the first book I fully read by myself! the narrative is so cool and although it can be sad, it's the ultimate story about friendship, love and dedication! Love the series, love the author, love the fandom :)

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  16. I have watched the Harry potter movies but never read the book, someone once told me the book is better. Well, reading your post now makes me want to actually take my time to read the book. A lot is always lost when a book is produced into a movie, so i will be reading the books to fill in the blanks.

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  17. I have watched Harry Potter movie before and read the book but I haven't finish it yet. Harry Potter is worth watching or reading. I love Harry Potter, So wonderful story.

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  18. I have never read the books or really seen the films (bits here and there) but I had no idea of all t he points you raised here. I guess I hadn't connsidered the muggle remarks as racism! If my niece reads Harry Potter in the future I will nab her copy, haha.

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  19. I have watched the Harry Potter movies but never read the books. Your post is making me to go get the books and read them.

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  20. I adore Harry Potter and although I love the films, they can not compare to the books. Once you’ve read the books, you can never watch the films in the same way.

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  21. OMG I don't know where all mines are since I started reading them from the start I might have some in so many places that I probably need to buy them again. I can read book & watch HP movie all the time. I am so addicted!

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  22. Loved the movies but never read the books. Would definitely be adding the books to my library. Would make a good read for my next trip.

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  23. I can't believe I have not seen or read Harry Potter. I must be living under a rock. Haha

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  24. I have to admit, I have never read any of the books, but I have seen a few of the movies and yes your 8 reason is why I watched the movies. Although Harry Potter is a thing in my house so he's on my tv on the regular. Thank you for the share.

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  25. I've tried reading Harry Potter book before but I haven't finish it yet. Also, my kids really love to watch Harry Potter movie. I think I need to start reading again this book.

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  26. I watched all parts of Harry Potter and I really love them! But I've never really made to read all the books. Maybe it's time to change that!

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  27. All my kids have loved these books! I love books that have a message.

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  28. I wonder how really great the books are. I never read them, but I watched the live-action movie series of it.

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
    http://www.gdblog.net

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  29. Harry Potter has been the best series ever. But my favorite has to be there Goblet of Fire.

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  30. these books have my heart completely. so so good!!!

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