Monday, September 14, 2015
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The series chronicles the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, the titular character, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to defeat the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.
There have probably been millions of reviews written about these books and I was sorely tempted to not even try to contribute my thoughts. But I made a goal of reviewing every book I read this year so here I am. I am fudging it a bit by doing the whole series instead of book by book but it is just way easier this way.
Growing up my parents weren't a fan of the wizarding aspect of these books so I didn't get the chance to grow up with the characters like so many others. Thankfully these books are enjoyable even for adults. They did start out with a bit of a juvenile feel which I fully expected and it really wasn't bad. The books just got better and better and I definitely think book six was my favorite.
I enjoyed all of the characters even though several annoyed me here and there. I can definitely see what all the hype is about and I will most definitely be sharing these with my future kids!
Meet the Author
Joanne "Jo" Rowling, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment.