HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY! For Potter fans around the world, July 31st is synonymous with magic, adventure, and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. To celebrate, we asked kids (of all ages!) what Harry Potter means to them, and the answers ranged from silly to truly touching.
Oh, and in case JK Rowling is reading this, we’re still waiting on our letter from Hogwarts. If anyone comes looking for us, we’ll be playing quidditch over in the poetry section.
July 31st is Harry Potter’s Birthday! Tell us what he means to you…
"I solemnly swear that I love Harry Potter."
"Reading Harry Potter offers me an escape & welcomes me home!"
"My best friend and I went to every movie premier dressed up since 8th grade. Needless to say we love Harry Potter!"
"Harry Potter was the first book I couldn’t put down. I will ALWAYS love reading because of him."
"Harry Potter is awesome!"
"Harry Potter is too good to describe—it’s like the best thing in the world! My life would be less good if HP didn’t happen to me. Potterhead always."
"Loved it! I always will!"
"Harry Potter means bravery, adventure, being a good friend, doing the right thing, and sleepless nights being lost in his world. Thanks J.K. Rowling and Happy Birthday Harry!"
"Harry Potter means imagination and passion for the magic in the world. These books, to me, are the perfect example of joy in reading."
"The Harry Potter series gave me a second home—Howarts!"
"Today I read part of Book 4. It’s my seventh time reading this series. Happy Birthday, you old chum."