To say that J.K. Rowling changed my life would be an understatement. I remember the 12-year-old me, waiting for my parents to fall asleep so that I could read my first Harry Potter in peace. By then, five books of the series were out and the sixth was due for next year. I couldn’t wait to catch up on my reading and the books, even if it came at the cost of my exams, something my parents did not approve of. So I’d sneak around at night.
But that’s not how the books changed my life. They made an impact on that 12-year-old’s brain and taught her the meaning and importance of love – not the romantic kind though. That your mother’s love was above all, that your friends would stand by you in bad times and that life was never easy, or fair TBH! Pretty heavy lessons for somebody who hadn’t even hit puberty yet. But that’s the magic of this series. It shows you the power of being kind. Revisiting these books is like revisiting your childhood. Here are some quotes from the books that’ll make it nostalgia city right here!