I gotta say, I never read the entire series of Harry Potter, but the majority of my grandchildren young and older have and many of them numerous times! There must be something about this young boy and his sidekicks Hermione and Ron that help him through his challenges as we watch them all grow up over the past twenty years!
I guess it does teach the youngsters about friendships that last a lifetime and how important they are for certain!
He also finds friends throughout that have strange names like Dumbledore who speaks of "fearing things" and then there is Voldemort who is almost always referred to as "he who shall not be named". I think they both are speaking of struggling as a young person in whatever life has handed you! I'm not sure!
I think also we learn through Ron to believe in ourselves because of the lesson learned due to his Quidditch match when he thought he had Harry's liquid luck! Thinking positively always helps going forward.
Then if it weren't for Dumbledore's Army, Hogwarts would have fallen to the Dark Arts! And where would we be without the world of Harry then?
Harry taught us to never give up. He destroyed the demons within himself, and then came back from the dead to kill Voldemort. Harry endured so much in the series, and he persevered through all of it. He showed us that you can push through even the hardest times, bounce back and succeed.
So, well, I guess I answered my own question as to what was so big about HP! He taught us so much overall in the series written by J.K. Rowling!
This Saturday, July 30 is our annual PotterFest! We hope you can join us for trivia, costume contest and much much more of Harry, friends and lots of special drinks, all of his books and much more fun!
Hope to see you there!