Yesterday, as part of the 30-Day Book Challenge, I mentioned that my favorite series is Harry Potter. Today’s prompt is “your favorite book of your favorite series.” I love all of the HP books; how will I choose?!
Each of the Harry Potter books is exciting in its own way, but I particularly enjoy the ones that contain big changes or turning points. While you can say that this is true of all of the books, I think it’s especially true of the 1st, 4th, and 7th books. Sorcerer’s Stone introduces readers and Harry to a new, magical world. It was easily the biggest development in Harry’s life when Hagrid found him and told him he was a wizard.
And Goblet of Fire has always stood out as a game-changer for me in the series. It is the connector between the more child-like, wonder-filled first three books and the dark, dangerous last three books. The whole book leads to Voldemort’s return, which is the most important turning point in the entire series. And Deathly Hallows, obviously, contains the most surprising developments of all of the books. We learn of Snape’s love for Lily, Dumbledore’s questionable past, and the truth about Harry’s relationship with Voldemort.
It’s hard for me to choose a favorite out of these three because they all defined parts of my childhood, and they are all wonderful books. If I absolutely had to make a choice, though, I would pick Sorcerer’s Stone. It was the book that started it all, and I will always love it simply for that reason.
Do you have a favorite in the Harry Potter series? Let me know below!