POTTERMANIA

By Suganya

           Harry Potter series is one of the most popular and successful book cum movie in recent history. The recent release of the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince saw millions of people all over the world rushing to the cinemas to catch the first show possible. Even the releases of the books were eagerly awaited by the avid fans who queued up outside bookstores hours before the release of it. Looking at these phenomenons, one wonders what about Harry Potter that catches the attention of millions out there.

Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix

Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix

          The first thing that made Harry Potter would be the story itself. J.K Rowling has mixed magic and reality in a way that captivates the imagination of the readers and yet enables them to relate to the characters and the story. The story portrays the everyday problems that a child or teenager faces only with a hint of magic in it.

J.K Rowling - author of Harry Potter series

J.K Rowling - author of Harry Potter series

           Besides that, the readers of Harry Potter grew up with the characters albeit a few years difference. Most readers were little children themselves when they first started to read the book or watch the movies. As they grew up so did the characters of Harry Potter. This ensured that the readers do not outgrow the books.

            However, the sales of Harry Potter did not stop with the growth of the characters or fans. New generations grew up knowing Harry Potter as one of the best children books ever written which constantly creates new market.

            Although Harry Potter was originally targeted for children, the books and movies also attract teenage and adult readers. There could not be a more widely read or watched children books/movies than Harry Potter. The story is very well thought, well researched and focuses on both the small and bigger picture which makes people from all walks of life and age enjoy it.

            A good story always attracts people and the existence of internet helped fuel the already burning fire. Many Harry Potter fans as well as publicists created websites, blogs, interactive sites and other interesting Harry Potter related sites online. This helped the sales of anything Harry Potter related as well as spread the Pottermania.

 

Harry Potter books

Harry Potter books

The following are the list of Harry Potter books and movies:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  2. Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (movie yet to be released.)

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