I love Harry Potter because many people can relate to Harry. I know that I can: sometimes being left out, pushed aside, etc. Also, when I am feeling sad, I can escape into the magical world of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling has written this series so wonderfully; anyone who doesn't like Harry Potter is mental.
Potter Profile - Reanna
August 24, 2003
How and when did you get in to Harry Potter?
I started getting into Harry Potter about two years ago. My older sister told me about the books, so I tried to read them. I was really young, and I didn't understand the beginning. I thought that they were the most horrible books ever written (no offense, J.K. Rowling)! I quit trying to read
them for a while, then, as I grew older, a realized that I could relate more and more to Harry and his world. I read the second book...the third book...the fourth book...and I read the fifth book in one day! I realized that sometimes you need to trust your older sisters more. Now, I know the books better then she does!
Which Harry Potter book is your favorite?
My favorite Harry Potter book is a tough question. I love them all! J.K. Rowling wrote them so well. All the books are my answer! But...If I had to pick one...it would probably be the fifth. Harry learns more about his past, learns the true meaning of love and sorrow, and learns that he is
never alone. He just needs to take the next ride home to Hogwarts. He also learns true love, friendship, and loyalty in his friends. They are always on his side.
What character can you relate to most?
The character(s) that I can relate to the most are probably Harry and Hermione. Hermione is smart, always knows the answer, and LOVES to read! Like me! I can also relate to Harry, pushed around, getting angry all the time, never getting a chance to speak out for once. He only wishes
for the next train back to Hogwarts, as do I.
Are you satisfied with the handling of the "boy/girl stuff" in book 5?
J.K. Rowling did the "boy/girl stuff" very well. The only thing that I wish is that Harry and Cho could have gotten along better. But I also think that it was good for Harry to learn to move on in life.
What did you think was the most exciting thing that happened in book 5? What was the most disturbing? What left the biggest impression on you?
I think that there were two exciting things that happened in the fifth book: 1) Professor Umbridge. She made life harder for Harry, and I don't know why, but she adds a bit of color to the story (dementors, Quidditch, etc.). 2) When Harry learns about his past. I think that he matures a lot after he finds out about his past. The most disturbing was when Sirius Black died. That was so sad! The thing that caught my attention was the whole book. I knew that it was just going to get better and better since the beginning when dementors came to Harry and Dudley.
Was the character that died the one you thought it would be? (Be honest now!)
I had a long list for who I thought would die: Ron, Hermione, Sirius, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Draco...the list just went on and on! I was kind of hoping that Draco would die, though. It'd make life a whole lot easier for Harry.
Out of all the spells used in the books, which one is your favorite, and why?
Out of all my spells in the book, my favorites are Expelliarmus and Rictusempra. The spell Expelliarmus saves Harry's life in the fourth book, and in the second movie, Harry uses Rictusempra against Draco. Go Harry, Go Harry, Go Harry...(blushes)
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Umm...Well this theory is arguable. In the first book, the goblin says they check the door every ten years to see if a human or something else is inside. Well, they couldn't die in the door, because the Sorcerer's stone is right there! They would just have to wait until a goblin came and got them.
I would like to give a shout-out to my family because they have supported me. Also, to my friends: Olivia, Katie, and Isabelle. They give me comfort when I need it. And to J.K. Rowling: Your books have inspired me and many other people. They have let me dream beyond my wildest dreams. I can now dream...imagine...and let the comfort and magic of Harry Potter soak in.
Also, Daniel Radcliffe: Happy Birthday!
(Editor's note: apologies for making those birthday wishes a little belated! This profile was received July 20, but we run about a month behind in posting.)