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I don't think there's ever been a book series that's been more hyped up or talked about in my lifetime, than that of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. As someone who reads young adult literature, and had never witnessed the world of Harry Potter on page, I felt like I was cheating myself. People constantly asked me how it was possible that I had never read Harry Potter. Well now I can proudly say that I have read, devoured, fallen in love, and totally consumed myself in the first installment of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
I get it now. I 100% fully understand the love for this story. Though I am just starting out, and still have loads more to experience, it's starting to all make sense. These books may come across as a tale about wizards and magic, but they're so much more than that. There's truth, honor, wisdom, passion, friendship, and guidance spilled through out these pages. It's something I didn't know until my eyes read these words for themselves. It doesn't matter what age you are, what part of the world you come from, or what you believe in.. the magic of literature, especially in this story, can touch us all. I am excited beyond belief to read the rest of this series. I feel like I've just only dipped my toes in and can't wait to completely submerge myself in the world of Harry Potter. If you have not read these books yet (are there still any of you left out there? I thought I may have been alone) I urge you to pick them up soon. I may be late to this party, but I am so happy I finally arrived!
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
- Albus Dumbledore