HARRY POTTER READING CLUB at Storybook Cove - September 2017 to May 2018

We will be discussing J.K. Rowling's phenomenal seven-book fantasy series about adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his adventurous and magical years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each of the seven books chronicles a year in Harry’s life at Hogwarts. The central story arc focuses on Harry’s struggle against the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents and tried to kill Harry when he was a baby. Because Harry survived the attack, he is famous in the wizarding world. At Hogwarts, Harry makes two marvelous best friends named Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He studies topics like Transfiguration and Potions under wise headmaster Albus Dumbledore and the malevolent Severus Snape. He becomes expert at a game called Quidditch; encounters incredible creatures like phoenixes and dragons; and discovers an entire Wizarding universe hidden just out of sight, as prone to the darker aspects of human experience as our own, but brightened by a quirky original magic. He falls in love, faces immense challenges, endures incredible loss, and learns to overcome many magical, social and emotional hurdles.  Harry unravels the mysteries of his original confrontation with Voldemort: why the Dark Lord tried to kill him, how he lived… and what he must do to survive another encounter and save the wizarding world.