At our house the countdown is on to the final movie installment of the Harry Potter series. The movie comes out July 14. We have all been anticipating this movie since we saw part one last summer.
We started reading Harry Potter out loud to our kids when they were very young, Star Wars Son was in the first grade and Dancing Daughter was around 4 years old. They grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione. They feel like a part of our family. SWS and DD fantasized about going to a school like Hogwarts, where the Headmaster (principal) cared so much for his students. And honestly so did I. SWS and DD learned about good over coming evil and that not everything in life is easy. I liked how the books pushed the boundaries of being good students while also questioning authority. I like to think my kids learned that some things are worth fighting for, especially when it comes to friendships.
In honor of the final movie, I've been reading all the books again. It is truly amazing that they still hold my attention and still make me cheer even though I already know what's going to happen. It's hard to believe that the last book came out almost 4 years ago. It's sad that there has not been another Harry Potter book to look forward to. I hope JK Rowling writes more books, she is a gifted writer who's characters are so easy to fall in love with.
Our family has had plans to watch all the movies before going to see the final movie, but with four different schedules to work around I'll be shocked if that happens.
In case you're wondering, my favorite character is Professor Severus Snape!
(photo stolen from Wikipedia)
He did not become my favorite until I saw how Alan Rickman portrayed this complex character in the movies.
Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so who is your favorite character? Are you looking forward to the final movie?