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I can’t believe I’ve lived my life until now without watching “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel”,cause it is TOTALLY AWESOME.
First of all I actually wanted to write this as a general update on goodreads but it turned out to be way to long so I posted it as a review of the whore series because it was the closest this to what it actually is and the only way to show it to actual people since I don’t have a blog. And then it hit me that I have a tumblr so decided to post it here too. I’m sure millions of people have already written stuff like that but oh well…here it is anyway.
So,I finally finished rereading all the books and rewatching all the movies in the Harry Potter series. I never actually reviewed them or looked twice at them on goodreads (I am actually shocked at how many bad reviews they have) so I felt that I have to write some sort of an article about the series. I won’t pick apart any details or say what I liked and what I didn’t about every single book or anything else like that, I bet it’s all been said and discussed hundred times before. This is not a review, this is just my own way of expressing my thoughts on the so-called “end of an era”.
I first started reading them when I was 11 or 12. It was already very popular, five books were out and I had already watched two movies, in fact ”Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets” was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Anyway, I was definitely not the first or last person to pick the books up but I was definitely hooked from the first page. And it’s been six or seven years since I first opened a Harry Potter book. Truth is that after the last one came out I haven’t thought about it much for four years, until a month ago when I decided that I had to reread them because of the final movie coming up. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about reading them since I was no longer fourteen but I shouldn’t have worried, from the moment I opened the first book again I was just as excited as I was four years ago when I read the last book. No matter what age you are, once a Harry Potter fan, always a Harry Potter fan.
And I know I am now gonna sound like a very cheesy Hallmark card but we all grew up with these books, we learned something from them, from the characters - about good and evil and the power of love and friendship and so on- and felt the loss of the ones who died (RIP Fred you were one of my favorites). Ok, with the risk of getting people with torches to come after me I should admit that I never cried not on a movie or a book, I’m just not that kind of person. So, I didn’t cry but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t feel bad about all the ones who died, or felt the emotions in every book just the same.
There are very few books out there that can make you want to start reading them all over again after you close the book and the “Harry Potter” series are this kind of books. I guess I now understand why they call it a “world-wide phenomenon”. People say it’s the end of an era (which sounds cheesy, I know), but it won’t be over just because there are no more books or movies. As long as there are kids picking up a Harry Potter book or an old grown up fan, who rereads the series to remember his or her childhood, the “era” would not end. Face it people in 10 years no one would remember who the heck Edward Cullen or even (please people don’t kill me I am a Hunger Games fan) Katniss Everdeen is but they would still know who Harry Potter is.
We’ve all been there from the beginning – the moment eleven-year-old Harry learned that he was a wizard till the very end. We all grew up as the characters grew. Not to be overdramatic or anything but it’s not just a children’s book series about a boy, it’s a whole generation of people who were raised with it and I am damn proud to be a part of it.
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