Rereading Harry Potter Series

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Favorite of the Series

Sorcerer's Stone
Chamber of Secrets
Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of Fire
Order of the Phoenix
Half Blood Prince
Deathly Hallows
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Re: Rereading Harry Potter Series

Post by Mely918 » 03 Jun 2018, 16:15

The fifth one is my absolute favorite. It's J.K. Rowling's best work in my opinion. Her writing was at the top of her game there.

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Post by KatSims92 » 01 Jul 2018, 15:57

I am always up for a Harry Potter reread! As hard as it is to choose, I may have to say Book 7 is my favorite just because it wraps it all up so nicely, and the stakes are higher than ever. Plus, that was the first book I ever cried from, and wow did it make me emotional!

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Post by Michael Lilly » 05 Jul 2018, 10:46

It was actually a toss-up for me as to whether The Sorcerer's Stone (or The Philosopher's Stone, as it was titled in England) and Order of the Phoenix. I ended up going with Sorcerer's Stone, though, as it was the more innocent and had more of the feel of playful wonder about magic of the two.

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Post by Vscholz » 18 Jul 2018, 18:00

I am VERY SLOWLY rereading Philosopher's Stone--I read a chapter in English and then I read the same chapter in French, which takes twice as long because I am not exactly fluent. (I took some French in high school and minored in it during my undergrad studies; I don't get to use it and I thought it would be a big personal accomplishment to read a novel--other than Camus's L'Etranger--in another language). I adore this series so much!

The very first final paper I wrote for my doctoral studies was over the Harry Potter series, specifically Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. It ended up being my first published scholarly article. While I was writing it, I read the two books a couple times (mostly as refresher) and watched Order SO. MANY. TIMES. Because of this experience, I have a difficult time deciding which is my favorite. By default, I always say Goblet is my favorite, but... the series got so much darker beginning with Order and I feel like I know it so intimately that I almost want to say it is my favorite, but not by much. It is probably 51% Order and 49% Goblet.

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Post by Fuzaila » 19 Jul 2018, 01:56

My favorite is the third book as well. I haven't reread the entire series, but I've read Prisoner of Azkaban so many times, I've lost count. And the Deathly Hallows four times, and Order of the Phoenix twice. Would love to reread the series as a whole once more :D
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Post by DakotaA » 16 Sep 2018, 09:18

I'm so surprised that most people's favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban! I wonder if it's because it is the only book that doesn't revolve around Voldemort?

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