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A Story is Only as Good as its Characters

As we come to the end of a legacy, I find myself thinking about what makes Harry Potter what it is today. Most people assume that it’s because J.K. Rowling is such a gifted writer, but I think the truth lies in the details. What J.K. Rowling accomplished she did through imagination, planning, but most importantly she did it through characters. Harry Potter isn’t about a story. Like most good books, it’s about the journey. The reasons Harry Potter drew us in so completely was because we watched as a group of lovable characters grew together to solve imaginative, yet problems we could relate to in some way. As may of you venture to the theaters this weekend to enjoy the final chapter of this incredible tale, think about what draws you in to the story and remember who you cheer for in the end. 🙂

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Nearing the End

So we’re down to the wire on Harry Potter, only a few days left! I’m both saddened and excited for the final visual chapter of the wizard boy’s story. It’s been so much fun having a tale that has been with you for so long. I started reading the books when I first started teaching to have something to talk in class. I never expected to become such a fan. I never expect to be the next J.K. Rowling, but I hope I can tell a story at least half as good as she. As we come to the end of Harry’s story, we can take comfort in knowing these books will live on for years to come! Thanks J.K. for so many wonderful memories!
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