Harry Potter

30 08 2007

Joanne K. Rowling made this fascinating book or the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Its about a boy, soon came to know he was a wizard, who went to ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy’ along with friends he met on the ‘Hogwarts Express’, Ronald ‘Ron’ Weasley and Hermione Granger. I love Harry Potter so much that I joined his forum, Harry Potter Forums.

Once they sat foot in the castle, they were instructed to put on the ‘Sortiing Hat’ to sort them in houses, the brave Gryffindors, cunning Slytherins, the just and loyal Hufflepuffs and the wise Ravenclaws. Their symbols and colours are a red lion for Gryffindor, a green serpent is the Slytherin’s, Hufflepuff is a yellow badger and finally a blue raven, for no other, then Ravenclaw.

Harry, Hermione and Ron are in Gryffindor. Their enemy, Draco Malfoy, is in Slytherin. He and Harry met in Diagon Alley while buying robes for their school uniform.

They each are required to wear the school uniform with the house robes, certain magic books, a cauldron, a pet, either a cat, toad or owl and the most important tool, a wand. It is said that the wand chooses its owner. Most of the students buy owls because they can send messages to another person wherever he or she is.

Hogwarts is an amazing school with loads of corridors to explore. As for Harry, he has the best experiences in the school. He, every year, fights with Voldemort, the wizard who killed his parents when he was a baby. Voldemort, also known as You-Know-Who and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, because everyone is afraid of him, tried to kill Harry but failed because of a lightning-shaped scar on his forhead which made Voldemort became weak. Now, Voldemort is doing everything to gain back his powers and kill Harry. But, however Voldemort tried to kill him, Harry will always succeed while doing homework and attending Quidditch practices. Harry is the Seeker, the person who can catch a very tiny golden ball with wings, called the Golden Snitch. If he finds it, he will win 150 points for his team. If they win every match, they will win the Quidditch Cup in the end if the year.

The house with the most points will win the House Cup in the end of the year. For each house, a teacher is the head and will get something if his/her house wins that Cup. For Gryffindor, is Professor McGonagall. Slytherin is Professor Snape, for Ravenclaw is Professor Sprout and Hufflepuff is Mrs. Trewlaney.

I have typed too much about Harry Potter but I just can’t get enough of Joanne Rowling’s books!

*Quidditch – quidditch is a game on broomsticks. It is sort-of like basketball or broomsticks with 7 players from each team/house.

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