My Favourite book- Harry Potter- By Malavika Vinod

  • Contributed by : Malavika Vinod
  • Status : Dream Dream Dream....
  • Class : 4
  • School : The Indian Community School Kuwait-Khaitan
  • Age : 9
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Essay for Children
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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One of my favourite books is the Harry Potter series. Since class one, I am a big fan of Harry Potter. It’s none other than my sister, Naureen who introduced me to this Wizarding world. I couldn’t stop reading it and I urged thirstily for the books one after the other. When I read about the author J.K Rowling and her life story I became more inspired and enthusiastic to read her books.

Born in Gloucestershire, England, JK  Rowling published her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in June 1997. It is a story about Harry Potter, an orphan who was brought up by his aunt and uncle because his parents were killed when he was a baby. Harry is unloved by his uncle and aunt but everything changes when he is invited to join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and he finds out he is a wizard. At Hogwarts Harry’s adventures begin, when he and his new friends Ron and Hermione attempt to unravel the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone.

In the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry encounters with a diary which leads him to mysterious memories. Soon he gets rid of it but his friend Ron’s sister Ginny finds it and becomes possessed. The rest of the story is about how Harry saves her and kills the thing inside the diary. When we move on to the third book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban we see that the Wizarding World is informed that Sirius Black, a mass murderer has escaped from Azkaban the Wizarding prison and can invade into Hogwarts at any time. Harry tries to kill him but fortunately, he realizes that he is his godfather and helps him to escape.

In the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the main highlight is that Voldemort regains his power and is on the run. Harry narrowly escapes from him. The fifth book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this, the Order of Phoenix is a secret society against Voldemort and the Ministry of magic. This sequence shows the death of Sirius Black and it badly wounds Harry. The sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince leads us to the death of Dumbledore caused by Snape, Harry’s potion teacher. In this, we also stumble upon Hocruxes which leads us to the seventh and final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which the title itself says that if a person possesses 3 objects, they will be the master of death. Objects are the Resurrection Stone, the Elder Wand and the Invisibility Cloak. And the characters then proceed on a mission to find Hocruxes and their success in killing Voldemort also can be read. And there our Harry becomes the master of death.

I can read this book over and over again. From the very beginning until the end J.K. Rowling has gripped me! I never had a dull moment, whether it's battling with trolls, a three-headed dog, or Harry facing Lord Voldermort. I would definitely recommend this book because it keeps you reading without ever wanting to put the book down. By the end of the book, you come to love the characters and you want to read more. You won't be disappointed because each book is just as great! If you haven't read any of the Harry Potter books you are missing out on the best series ever!

Many questions like Why, When, Where, Who, What, How are not answered in this above mentioned small review. Because it is not possible to bring the Wizarding World to you, instead you have to find it with skill, determination and pride. Be a wizard and start exploring….

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does.-K. Rowling

*Note: Dedicated to my loving sister Naureen Chechi, who introduced me to this (WW) Wizarding World.


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