I got into Harry Potter when I was in 5th grade. My 5th grade teacher has always been my favourite teacher ever. She read Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone aloud to the whole class. I got hooked then. I got the first four books for Christmas that year. I started reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. While I was reading it, I started having a lot of family problems. Everytime my parents would start fighting and yelling, I would shut myself in my room and read. I finished reading Chamber of Secrets and worked my way onto Prisoner of Azkaban. During Prisoner of Azkaban, I had friend problems. I would come home after a long and grueling day at school and read to take my mind off of things. I finished Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire like that. I got Goblet of Fire the summer before my 8th grade year. It really helped me keep a level head because none of my friends were talking to me over the summer. I got Half Blood Prince and finished it without reading because of problems. It's habit now for me to read Harry Potter if there is something wrong in my life. Every time I feel upset or hurt, instead of doing something rash and stupid I will grab a Harry Potter book and just open it to whatever page and start reading.
|I Will Remember You by Sarah MacLachlan|