How I became a Harry Potter fan

by Brittney
(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.

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To: Trevor and 2 other HP fans who've replied to my story
by: Brittney

To: Trevor M. - You're welcome :) Yes, i still do have a crush on Daniel and it came back as soon as i saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 or part 2 (it kind of faded away before that and i really don't know why for some reason), but at least it came back. Yeah, i know all the girls are crushing on him, lol.

On another note - I did read the 2 other comments, and however, (this is to the 2 other people that posted comments) My sister Cassie read some of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to me and i was tempting to want to get into the book more but then she lost track of which page she last read to me and then when i was staying at a friends house she got the audio tapes and the book from the library but i didn't bother to listen to the audio tapes and read along or i haven't gotten a chance to, but, i was more busy doing other things [No offence].

I don't know when i'll decide to get back to Sorcerer's Stone or any of the other books. I know it's important to read them because they give alot more detail than what is in the movies. But still, I don't know.

Have a go!
by: Anonymous

I agree that you should read 1 or 2 of the books, but just take your time! Rome wasn't built in a day, and even if you read a couple of pages each time, then that's fine! I'd recommend starting with the Prisoner of Azkaban like I did and you'll get hooked straight away!

I Agree!
by: Trevor M.

Hey Brittney,

First of all thank you for your wonderful Harry Potter story. Do you still have a "crush" on Daniel? He's certainly a popular lad with all the lasses, as they say :))

I must say i agree with the anonymous person who wrote that you should read at least one book. But beware! She's definitely right - you'll be hooked!

Kind regards,
Trevor M.

Try at least one book
by: Anonymous

You should at try to read one of the first two books and really a sense of what a fabulous storyteller JK is. Also find out the meat of the story that isn't in the movies.

If you are not hooked to read the others so be it but as someone who has read them all 3 times over I have confidence you will be hooked.

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