How I became a Harry Potter fan
(Ingleside, IL, United States)
When I was about 7 or 8 years old in 2001 I first saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on TV (or I had rented the movie) from what I can remember.
When I watched the movie I fell in love with it and I also was starting to have a crush on Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter. I kind of knew about the books when I was in Elementary School but I didn't read them.
My physical therapist was the one who influenced me about Harry Potter and I'm glad that she did. I think it was 2002 when I saw Chamber of Secrets with my dad at the movie theater and I enjoyed watching it too. I didn't get to see the very beginning of the movie because me and my dad arrived very late. When I got Chamber of Scerets though, I finally got to see the beginning of it and watched all the way through.
I was at a different school one time and someone read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to me (just a little bit though) I liked what I heard but I was too attached to the movies to want to read more.
I saw The Prisoner Of Azkaban on DVD because one of my parents got it for me, and again, loved the movie. I also saw a bit of Goblet of Fire at my uncle's house during one Christmas Party, I don't remember if I saw The Goblet of Fire before that time or after but I loved that movie as well.
Then I finally saw Order of the Phoenix at home on a disk because one of my mom's friends downloaded it. I don't remember if I saw the whole movie or not, I'm pretty sure I did, and I loved it too.
I wanted to go see Half-Blood Prince but I kinda forgot to remind one of my parents to take me. So...I watched it at home, and I really liked it a lot. I was really sad when Sirius and Dumbledore died in those 2 movies.
Finally, I went to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2. Both are fantastic and awesome!
The reason why I haven't read all the books is because they're a bit long for me and I don't know how long it'll take me to read every one of them, no offence.
Also...I went to a bookfair one time and got the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" book because I thought (at that time) I could try to read it, but I haven't read it at all and it's probably lost somewhere. However, I really love the movies.
So that's my Harry Potter Story.