Please don't be scared away from the title. This post may be controversial, but not in a bad way :) So I say...
Anyways, I hope you all are doing good! Ian is visiting from college, so i may be absent for longer than usual! And Christmas... 4 days!!!!!!!!
TO THE CONTROVERSY:
I READ HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND... LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! AND... THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!!!!!
So, DO NOT KILL ME. I realize Harry potter is supposed to support "witchcraft." Or "encourage children to practice magic." IT DOESN'T! First things first, i will explain why everyone should read these, then explain how THEY ARE NOT BAD NOR DO THEY SUPPORT WITCHCRAFT.
Harry Potter are some of the best-peopled books i have read- EVER.
They are greatly varied, realistic, three dimensional, well-developed and every other compliment you can think to heap on them.
eh, is it a crime to say, i am not particularly fond of Harry. There was nothing about him that stood out to me. He is also very well-developed; though. He definitely went through a change in The Order of the Phoenix, and i wanted to hit him over the head half of the book, but it keeps up these books sense of realistic-ness.
*does a little happy dance*
Hermione is my absolute favorite. She is very smart, sassy, and, well, i like her even more since i took a quiz and i was her. i must like myself... ;)
However, in book 4 specifically, i wanted to scream at her; "OH MY GOODNESS HERMIONE, STAY AWAY FROM VIKTOR KRUM- HE IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!! GO TO RON!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW, YOUR FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Er, yeah... but Hermione us still the absolute best :) :) :) Just like me : )
RON WEASLEY: Yes, moi like Ron. He has a very, um, humorous sense of humor (don't ask) and is just very awesome. And his rat... I love how he like hates Hermione at first. :) But RON, WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING!!!!! JUST TRYING TO MAKE HERMIONE ANGRY, WERE YOU???? LAVENDER IS PLAIN STUPID!!!!!!! See, I have serious issues with these characters... but they are still over-all awesome.
MINOR CHARACTERS: i love them all! From Fred and George, to Dumbledore, to Dobby, to Luna (Loony) Lovegood, to ginny, to Mrs. Weasley, to Sirius black... they are all amazing.
THE WRITING: Rowling writes very elegantly. And very accurately. And very awesomely. And it is FUNNY.
THE PLOT: Magic. In a literal and figurative way. How on earth these books could have been plotted out- I don't know... but I love it. There is something special. How Harry and Hermione are friends. They are more free together than Ron and Hermione. How every little plot end is weaved seamlessly into this tapestry. I almost cried in the last book, by the way. There is a reason these books are bestsellers. Not just like *shudders* Twilight, these books will live on. And honestly, though I rarely use this term, they are modern classics.
SOOOOOOO, HOW THESE BOOKS ARE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF WITCHCRAFT, NOR DO THEY DESCRIBE IT:
Just because there is time travel in a book, not scientifically explained, does that make people think that time travel is possible? I DON'T THINK SO. Harry Potter lives in a world of magic. but the magic is just there. They say a few random words and move their wands. OH NO. BIG DEAL.
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, a six year old might think it actually works. MAYBE. I doubt it.
These books have less magic than most fantasy books I have read. no joke.
And by the way, the rumor that the author actually practiced witchcraft- is just that, a rumor. Whoever created it probably wanted a reason to tell their kids they couldn't read these books because they didn't think their children were wise enough.
THESE BOOKS DO NOT SUPPORT WITCHCRAFT IN ANY WAY- THEY ARE CLEAN, AND NOT BAD. END OF STORY.
ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE MORE THAN APPRECIATED!