I'll tell you why.
Because It. Is. Brilliant.
Now, tell me, you resilient Harry Potter haters, do you not enjoy a good tale of right and wrong? Good versus Evil? Hero conquers Villain? Civilian Superhero against the Most Fearsome Evil Bad Guy? Do we not all enjoy these stories? So why do you hate Harry Potter but not Percy Jackson (Not that I don't love Percy Jackson)? Why do you hate Twilight but not The Red Pyramid (Again, love Rick Riordan and have nothing against him)? It's because you believe these books will be boring because they're popular. So popular in fact, that you feel a little jealous.
Perhaps a little...
Let me tell you about Harry Potter, and show you this fantastic series in a new light.
Harry Potter could have been a regular wizard, with a regularly extraordinary life, with regular friends and family and a regular enemy (school peer, teacher, etc.). But this didn't happen because of one orphan with a twisted dream.
A dream to rid the world of half-magics and to make non-magical people (Muggles) the pure wizards' slaves.
This wizard, Tom Riddle, more formally called LORD VOLDEMORT [insert scary sound effect here], killed Harry's parents. Murdered them, to get to their little boy.
But it didn't work.
Oh yes, he killed the parents. Oh yes, he killed Lily and James Potter and destroyed their family for forevermore for his on selfish wants. But you see, what didn't work was the Killing-That-Little-Boy-Named-Harry-Potter part.
Perhaps you need a little more background. In a prophecy overheard by one of Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters. The prophecy stated (in general) that a boy born in late July would become Lord Voldemort's threat, and that they would eventually have to face each other in battle, where only one could survive.
So basically, someone was going to die.
And Voldy here wanted to make sure it ain't him.
Yea, too bad for Voldy, but his plan backfired.
And while Harry Potter lives, Lord Voldemort here is turned into something a little less than a ghost.
Huh, imagine. A wizard who calls himself a "Lord" is now a little more than a soul. Well, one-eighth of a soul, but we'll get to that.
So, now here's Harry Potter, alone and without parents, being dumped onto his terrible All-too-Muggle-like guardians, Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Here he suffers the wrath of his cousin bully Dudley Dursley, his magic-stamping Uncle Vernon, and his toothpick sized jealous Aunt Petunia. Oh, and guess what:
He doesn't know that he has magic.
Yep, you've got it. No playing fun tricks, no hypnotizing his guardians, no pranks on the school headmaster.
Nope. 'Cause even though his life was doomed to not be this way, he thought he was normal.
But he was sooooooo not.
I'll continue more another time, but in the meantime, i suggest you start reading the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. See ya!
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By J.K. Rowling
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