Growing up, Harry Potter was my life. Literally. I remember being beyond excited every year, just knowing that the next book would come out. I grew up with every single character in those books, especially Harry, Ron and Hermione. When they were 11, I was 11, when they turned 16, I turned 16, and so on (you get the point right?).
Since this past week was J.K Rowling’s 50th birthday (atta girl) I thought I’d look back at my favourite moments from the series.
First off, I have raise a glass of butterbeer to my then bff in elementary school, Summer. She’s the one that got me into these books, and I’ll forever be grateful to her. I bawled my eyes out in the last one, not just because Fred died (because that killed me) but because the books were over, and I didn’t think I had anything else to live for…I was a tad dramatic in those days.
You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him. – Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
What are some of your favourite quotes from the series?