Monday, November 7, 2011

The Boy Who Lived, Accept My Heartfelt Gratitude

Beth Revis is generously hosting a very big giveaway. You just have to write about  what book you are most thankful for. For more info head here. Good luck! :)

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I've been into reading since I could remember. My school library has this wide array of books, which I am very grateful for. I mostly read R.L Stine's Goosebumps, Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley and Carolyn Keene's Nancy Drew. They were really entertaining. But they were limited, after I devoured what was available, I stopped reading and I contented myself with playing outside, like kids my age. Then one day, a friend brought this heavy looking book on class and started telling us what it was about. I was curious, it was a very thick book you see. I read the blurb, it's about a wizard, a young boy who went to a magical school. Although it piqued my interest, it was not sufficient to encourage me to read it, mostly because I was used to reading books with female leads. But then the next week, three or four of my classmates has the same book. I was definitely intrigued now, and when I can't resist anymore I borrowed it.

And I know from that day forward, I had discovered one of the most amazing book I will ever have the chance to read. Harry Potter introduced me to a world of witchcraft and wizardry, where kids ride trains to attend a boarding school, wear robes to class, learn spells and potions, and keep owls, frogs and rats as pets. As the series progressed, not only my spell vocabulary heightened but I started investing in each and every character. I began to understand the true meaning of loyalty and bravery. I realized that sometimes sacrifices are made for those we love even if it would cost our lives. And it made me believe that greed and evil will never triumph because nothing will ever be greater than the power of love.

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I grew up with these books and watched the movies when it was adapted to the theaters. I cried when the book ended and cried again when the final movie installment was shown in the silver screen, not out of disappointment but because I will surely miss it. But I also know the legacy of these books will never end because time and again we will relive the stories we have loved and reminisced why these books affected our lives the way it did. 

I thank you, J.K Rowling for the brilliance you have shown in the very pages of these books. We have been very blessed to be able to take part in the realm of your imagination and ingenuity. You are indeed one of the best authors in the literary world. Harry Potter has served its purpose. It has touch the hearts of millions of readers around the world and I certainly believe that it will continue doing so for the many years and centuries to come. Truly, the lightning has struck and the Boy Who Lived will live in our hearts forever.


  1. omh sarah!! ganda!! :') i can just imagine us years from now looking back at this wonderful series and then telling it to our children. and just like our parents, we'll persuade them to watch the movies or read the books that defined our 10 years of childhood. :')

  2. sarah, kudos on your wonderful blogs!! thumbs up talaga!!!!

  3. Hi Pen! :) Those words really meant a lot. To the "bottom-est" of my sternum where lies my heart, I really thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave not only one, but 2 comments! You are such a great friend :)


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