Harry Potter Childhood

by I <3 Harry Potter a.k.a. Rue

When I was in third grade I read my first Harry Potter book, and fell in love. I remember that my sister read the first chapter to me, and I just kept on thinking ‘can’t she go any faster?’

I finished that book within days, and I was hooked. I remember waiting for the other books to come out. The predictions, the leaked stories, etc. It was exciting, and I couldn’t wait to read the last story.

Yet, when the end finally did come out, I sobbed like a baby because it was over. My family and I went to the midnight release of the
seventh book. I read it within days.


I also went to the midnight release of the last movie. I loved waiting to see each movie as it came out, and comparing it to the books. Which part did I like better? Which parts were different? The same?

I also love watching them over and over again. You truly are a fan when you can quote almost every line of the movie, sometimes when you are watching it in the theater. You are also a true fan when you can get to any section of the book within seconds, because you know exactly where it is. I am both of those and many more.


I have spent so much time with these characters, that they are my friends. I care if Ginny and Harry end up together. I want to shake Ron and tell him to stop being such an idiot. I go on their adventures, and want to tell them what to do, or that it will all work out. I love these books.


I am proud to be part of the Harry Potter generation and I cannot wait to share these books with others who will sadly not be able to experience “Potter Mania”, like the rest of us who own thirty different Harry Potter souvenirs that only a true fan would enjoy.

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Harry Potter Generation
by: Trevor M.

Hey Rue!

I'm jealous! Let me explain. I was a little too young for the Beatles generation (although I love their music) and I'm a little old for the Harry Potter generation but as you can see I'm not going to let that stop me this time! :))

Seriously though, it must have been exciting for you when you were waiting for the book and movies to come out especially because you were a child when it happened.

Even though I was an adult I still really enjoyed it but it's not the same as being a child. I liken it to Christmas morning which are some of my most precious childhood memories - and no one can take those away from me!

I like the way you write because you really have a way of making it sound exciting too e. g.

"I was hooked. I remember waiting for the other books to come out. The predictions, the leaked stories, etc. It was exciting, and I couldn?t wait to read the last story."

Good build up of drama! Sorry, that's the teacher coming out in me. I have to remember I'm not marking an assignment :))

Anyway, thanks again for your wonderful Harry Potter story and sharing it with us.

Kind regards,
Trevor M.

P.S. Don't forget to show your friends too because I'm sure they'll love it.

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