I didn’t hit the Harry Potter big until the fifth book. The hype for the Order of the Phoenix, started so I read the first four and joined in with the hype for the rest. I was glad I did it was like joining a special club. I can also say I was there when a book became so popular people slept in the street until the shops opened. Before this had only happened with games such as Call of Duty.

The biggest impact was though that it opened a new genre of books to me. Like you before I was too adult to read children’s books. After Harry Potter I devoured as many as I could find. I found some real classics, books I totally fell in love with. To this day I love young adult fiction.

Thanks for sharing your journey and bringing the memories back.

My Top 5

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy

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