6 Reasons Why You Should Read Harry Potter Series


Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter has gone down in history as the best-selling book series ever. Most people in my generation have at least heard of the name ‘Harry Potter’. But for those who grew up with ‘Harry Potter,’ it was a different experience altogether.

Even if you do not enjoy the fantasy genre, there will be something in there that you can relate to. Also, since the Harry Potter series is a children’s book it’s pretty easy to read.

The writing is clear, simple and entertaining and is rich with word choice that will improve your vocabulary. The fact that books also appeal to both genders and all age groups is just a bonus.

The Harry Potter book series is a living example that screams “Do not judge a book by its cover”. What some may see as just another silly children’s storybook filled with magic, witchcraft and wizardry (which is not wrong) are in for a ride.

The Harry Potter series is much more than that and this article will give you 6 reasons why one should read the Harry Potter book series:


1. It Teaches Life Lessons

Although it is a fantasy novel, Harry Potter teaches its young readers many essential life lessons. Almost all of its characters go through human struggles and face ethical dilemmas.

It teaches one to stand up for their beliefs, that friends stick together, that family doesn’t always mean blood relations, to think of others, to be kind and accepting of those who are different.

That surrounding yourself with the right people and that people are a mixture of both good and bad just like in real life. The books also teach how even our smallest decisions can have huge consequences.


2. Imagination in Abundance

Harry Potter is filled with wonderful descriptions of a world that was completely the product of imagination. Reading these descriptions can improve a person’s imagination and paint a beautiful picture of the world, its creatures, its culture and its people in the reader’s mind. J.K. Rowling’s ability to shape and create a completely different world parallel to perhaps our own contributes to the brilliance of the book.


3. Strong Female Characters

A huge asset of this series is the strong set of female characters it has. These characters have incredible depth. They do not shy away and fade into the background when male characters appear.

They are not portrayed as damsels in distress. They can hold their own and they do it better than anyone else. Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange Jinny and Molly Weasley are some example of strong female characters in the book.


4. A Parallel of the Real World

A lot of issues and conflicts presented in Harry Potter can draw parallels from the real world. It follows themes of prejudice and racism in a way that’s easier to digest.  The discrimination, racism, bigotry and the crimes and persecution faced by the minority is a jarring representation of our society.


5. Importance of Knowledge

Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and the extensive sets of information locked within the vaults of her brains have saved her friends, teachers and parents many times.

There are scenes which show Harry and Ron getting into all sorts of trouble without Hermione and not being able to get out of it. At the end of the day, Hermione’s love for the library saves the day.


6. Quotes to Always Remember

The book is filled with great things said by many great characters. These quotes are some things one might take away from this book.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live", "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light," "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on”.

These are some great quotes from the books which is not only meaningful full but also would live on in the hearts of the readers.


Written by - Christeena George

Edited by – Adrija Saha

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