Oh god forbid Harry Potter novels never existing! For the Harry Potter generation, i.e people around the same age as me, the thought of a childhood without frantically reading the books 1-7 over and over again until you become so obsessive that you need to find suggestions of Dumbledore’s homosexuality and Hagrid’s celibacy for fun seems like a very depressing childhood indeed. Yes I am a geek.
Imagine a world where Rowling never accomplished publishing her fantastic books, I cant imagine anything that will replace the happiness Harry Potter gave me. Children want books they can relate too and something like Enid Blyton fails to deliver that. What if Twilight became the phenomena that replaced Harry Potter, the thought of that makes me want to puke up in a bucket. Honestly who can relate to beautiful, perfect, unaging Vampires!
Every school year I would eagerly await the release of Rowling’s next book or the next film, and it would be the highlight of that boring school year. I watched the first film when I was only eight and that’s when I was caught up in the world of Harry Potter. The last film came out on my last compulsory school year, I thought I could cope with the end of an era, but on the way home I blubbed like a baby. I know it’s rather embarassing, but I am not ashamed of being a fan of Harry Potter, it’s better then Twilight reminding you that you will never be as good as the beautiful spectrum that is a Vampire. The end of the Harry Potter films for me meant that it was time to grow up.
Characters like Hermione set an excellent example for someone who wants to do well in school, she is focused, has good morals and goes beyond academic expectations, whereas Bella throws away everything to be with a stupid Vampire she even gets pregnant at a very young vulnerable age, so who do you prefer out of the two? Without Hermione God knows what the young of today will be doing, I even heard of a documentary about some Texas teenagers that find it fun self harming and sucking each others blood, they are convinced that they are either Vampires or Werewolves, now that to me sounds pretty unhealthy.
I have to admit I was expecting an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, for a second I could have sworn I did magic, but atleast I diddn’t go manic like Twilight fans when I didn’t get what I want. I can cope with being a muggle!
I think Harry Potter has made growing up a bit more easier, because you have Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley by your side going through the same miserable ordeals of exams, stupid teachers and dimwitted prats like Crabbe and Goyle annoying you everyday.