The latest Harry Potter movie has arrived and with it has come an onslaught of excited teens. It was hard to miss all the students dressed as if they were attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and anyone who has checked Facebook in the past week has undoubtedly noticed that they can’t scroll down their news feed without noticing a Harry Potter related post. Walking through the halls on Thursday and Friday, one was likely to encounter at least one discussion concerning Potter. I know over a dozen teens who attended the midnight showing, and I would guess, due to the amount of tickets already sold out, that by Monday a significant percentage of GBN will have attended the phenomenon. Even kids who never read the books plan to go see the movie.
I find myself amazed by the world that J.K. Rowling has created. Her book has brought in more money and attention than any other novel I can remember. But, what is most impressive is the uniqueness and depth of the world she has created. Books can very easily over take me and I am often caught up in the worlds they describe to me. However, Harry Potter was unlike any other book before. The world had never seen such an in-depth and plausible, world of wizardry. J,K Rowling took great care to make sure that every aspect of the world in her books could be in our world. For a while I even thought that there was a wizarding world that muggle me just didn’t know about because it was so well hidden. Granted I was about 7 or 8 at the time, but I doubt I was the only one. The books are that realistic, and the puzzle of how they fit into our world is not missing a single piece.
In the creation of such revolutionary works, Rowling has reached heights that will likely not be reached again for a long period of time. However, I would bet that the generations that follow hours will know Harry just as well as we do.
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