To be honest, I can't remember the age when I started to read the HP books.
I think it might have been when I was 11. My books have been written on the front page of the date when I received them, so that should help me a bit. But yes, I believe that I am a HP child. I have read all of the books throughout my teenage years. And for the HP actors it has taken a decade of their lives as well. Although they may be getting sick of making the films, I believe they are the luckiest actors in the world, to have had the opportunity of starring in these "movie event of a generation" films. Millions of people around the world would give anything to star in the movies, me included. So if they do make these movies a decade on, there will be plenty of people auditioning for the role! (:
I grew up reading Harry Potter as well. For a while, all I read was harry potter and asoue. As for the actors, I doubt they ever got tired with the movies,especially when whole thing was over. You can tell that something is a cultural phenomenon when millions of people go to see a movie when they already know what happens in it.
Post by Lady Whatever on Jan 8, 2011 21:50:08 GMT -5
I grew up with Harry Potter as well. I was part of that somewhat special generation that aged alongside Harry; when I was 11, I read the first book, when I was 12, the second, when I was 14, Goblet of Fire was released, and this continued until I was 18 and Deathly Hallows came out. I'm still a huge Harry Potter fan as an adult, but I think nothing can replicate the magic I felt reading them as a child.
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I grew up with Harry. I got the first book for my 11th birthday and the last one came out just before I turned 19. (So I felt kind of weird about the epilogue at first, since I was used to being around the same age as the characters.) I wonder how it will be for the next generation, since they can just read them all without the wait. I feel really lucky to have grown up with the books, it made them that much more epic.
I've read the Harry Potter series, and it was honest to say that it is possibly the most abused book series that was turned into movies ever. I mean in the last movie, he didn't fix his wand, and breaks the elder wand! Despite that, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is GREAT!!!
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I read them all in third grade over Christmas break. I remember my father had the box set, which he kept under his bed (along with the box set of ASOUE and LOTR). Five years have passed since then, filled with numerous re-readings and dressing up to see the movies and a world of other nerdy things (in fifth grade, my brother and I made our own Harry Potter movie, starring moi, and it was 17 minutes long. The most embarrassing thing of my entire childhood.). I used to cover pencils in black construction paper, with a hair I cut off of my stuffed unicorn in the middle and proceed to run around my house shout "Expelliarmus! Stupefy! Expecto Patronum!" I am most definitely a Harry Potter child.