One series of books adults and children often enjoy rereading over and over is Harry Potter. In fact, it’s more than a story, it’s an exciting experience full of adventure and morals. This is especially true if you love magical creatures, quirky characters and childlike humor. Consider a few reasons why you might want to try reading a Harry Potter book or the whole series.
Improve Your Health and Well-Being
If you have anxiety or depression, or just need some mental stimulation, Harry Potter books can help you improve your health and well-being. For instance, immersing yourself in a magical world filled with magic wands, puzzles, ghosts and dragons can help you forget about your worries.
Become Immersed in a Humorous Story
In contrast to the movies, the Harry Potter books may be more humorous. For one, the illustrations in the book are cartoony. These details only add to the already exaggerated nature of meek house-elves like Dobby, Ron Weasley’s rat Scabbers and complicated Quidditch tournaments. In addition to this, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Dursleys are portrayed in a way that makes them appear highly uneducated yet funny. This is very true when Dudley tries to fool Harry, but only ends up being fooled by him.
Escape to an Imaginative Place
Whether you get a thrill from escaping to Hogwarts or would rather just imagine filling your mouth with Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Harry Potter’s adventures can provide and escape from reality. By reading a book, you can go far without leaving the comfort of your home. Another bonus is you can find free books at your local library or for a reasonable sale online.
Meet Engaging Characters
Some characters worthy of note include Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Professor Severus Snape, Harry Potter and others. Each character has his or her own personality that truly stands out on their own. Firstly, consider Ron Weasley with his bright red hair, boyish grin and big heart. In contrast, Draco Malfoy has white blond hair, a sneer and a cold heart. Besides this,he’s often accompanied by his fellow bully friends. As a trio, they enjoy tormenting Ron and his friends Harry and Hermione.
Encounter Magical Creatures
When you live near a Forbidden Forest, you can almost guarantee that a magical creature is going to be lurking around somewhere close by. Add in the boy with the lightning scar who has a knack for meeting troublemakers, and you’ll be on your way to encountering creatures you might not regret knowing. Luckily, Harry Potter never allows his problems to defeat him or those around him.
Learn a Lesson or Two
Although the Harry Potter books may be childish, you can actually learn lessons from reading the books. For example, you might find yourself learning the value of friendship, creativity and selflessness. This can make the story matter in an unexpected but profound way.
Plenty of people would agree that the Harry Potter books are worth getting immersed in over and over again. Besides this, each time you feel like you’ve had too much reality, you can open a book to escape your troubles. Feel like a child again, or if you are one, you likely won’t be disappointed either.