If you aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter series (I’ve heard they weren’t allowed in some schools), here is a summary:
“Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.”
Below are the questions I thought about while reading and answered in the video above. I liked keeping notes in my iPhone of everything that intrigued me.
- What about the book stood out to you?
- What about Pottermore stood out to you?
- Did you notice any underlying metaphor or lesson?
- How did it compare to the movie?
On next month’s Book Chat will be around October 25th and it will be on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, a mature but interesting book about a society in the future that is having trouble reproducing. Here is a summary:
“Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules.”
I first read The Handmaid’s Tale in my senior year of high school. It was so intriguing! There is a lot of color symbolism as well. I can’t wait to read it again.
What do you think of Harry Potter and Pottermore book one? How about the movie? Participate in this Book Chat in the comments!
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