Now, I know that most people will think that my reading a book couldn’t have possibly significantly affected my life, but really, they couldn’t be more wrong.In order to give off the full effect, I suppose I should start at the beginning, on that fateful day in 2011.
Then, Harry helped me once again when I entered my freshman year of High School.
I’d been pretty nervous about meeting new people, and I hadn’t even made any friends.
” But luckily for me, the next thing I heard was an excited and surprised exclamation of, “Really? ” We then started exchanging references, listening to the other finish them, and hugging at the end. This is particularly special for me as I’d never had a friend before.
But, this statement has a response from , and as said by Brian Rosenthal (playing Quirrell) “It looks like you’ve got one now.” To bring everything together, and explain, in short, how this changed my life, Harry Potter started out as just a book that I might actually enjoy reading after all.
So, I bought my Taco Salad, and opened the book as I took the first savory, meaty, cheesy bite. The next few parts of my story went as such: I was confused throughout that I discovered was hiding deep within the collection of plain, thick, hard covered books in the school library.
Well, 50 pages, 40 minutes, and a forgotten lunch later, I was falling in love with the world that J. Somehow, I also managed to tear myself away from the books long enough to catch up on all the movie interpretations. For the first time in about a year, I was genuinely happy.Then, anything that didn’t make much sense before was crystal clear, and the understanding made me love the series even more. Nothing, not even my stroke ridden, cruel grandmother, nor the fact that I literally had no friends, could bring me down. I learned a thing or two about confidence and never giving up after reading about Harry and his friends’ bravery in the war against Voldemort.Thanks to the lessons and inspiration from the Harry Potter books, my depression was gone, and as far as I was concerned, it was going to stay that way. I was able to handle myself well enough to get past the interview at MCST, and I was able to ace both of my oral reading projects, as well as gaining a more positive outlook on everything.All I really had to go from was what I’d seen in the movies, and there wasn’t much there either; I’d only catch little bits of the movies when my sister would watch the Harry Potter Weekends on ABC Family, and my friend invited me to see with her on birthday when we were in Kindergarten.All I can remember from either of those occasions was the Christmas scene from the first film, the death of Cedric Diggory (or as my sister called him to annoy me as the character was dead, Edward), a woman I now realize is Umbridge, and Sirius Black’s wanted poster.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.With inspiration from the books, I also ended up becoming a better creative writer than I was previously.I was motivated by all these possible theories, and found out through the Harry Potter Fan Fiction readers that I actually had a talent for comedic writing, something I would have never dreamed of having.Yes, I’m happy where I am today, and I’ve got Harry to thank for it. We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.