Day 1: My Favorite Harry Potter Book

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It has begun! There are only 30 days until the last Harry Potter movie. Deathly Hallows Part 2. To make this countdown more fun, I have decided to take on a 30 Day Harry Potter Challenge. I found it online one day, which means one of my friends must have posted it on facebook and I bookmarked it so I could check it out later. Here's the link, and yes, I changed it a bit to make it more interesting.

Almost everyone I know says that the third book is their favorite. For me, that is not the case. I would have to say my favorite book is the seventh. Yes, they do camp out for almost the entire book, but my favorite things about the series are in that book, so that is why it is my favorite. And these are a few of my favorite things: (that last part was meant to be sung. Oh and by the way, who is avoiding studying for finals right now? ME. muahaha)
Epic Plot Additions and Twists
This is the book where you find out about Dumbledore and his life. I never thought that his life could matter so much, or that we would even hear about it. The Hallows are introduced in this book. Something as important and crucial as the Hallows would have normally been introduced earlier in the series, but I thought it was clever how J.K. Rowling threw it in there in the last second as if she was saying "Just when you think there was no hope of destroying Voldemort, here you go."
Tales of Beedle the Bard
That's right, The Tales of Beedle the Bard were introduced, and now it is yet another Harry Potter book that I can own and love. This is all thanks to the seventh book. The stories in there are definitely going to be bedtime stories for my future children. Even if some of them are downright creepy.
Ron and Hermione
This is the book when it finally happens! There was an unbelievable amount of tension between them. I was glad it finally got resolved. They finally grew up and took a leap of faith. I love it when people do that.
Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix is my favorite villain, and in my opinion, she has her finest moment in this book- the torture scene. It was terribly gruesome, and it made me even more afraid of her. Her death was an amazing moment as well. Part of me is relieved that she died, and another part of me is sad just because she was my favorite villain.
Xenophilius Lovegood
This guy is amazing. I love the crazy characters that have insane theories and you are never sure if you can trust them, even when your heart says yes. I can tell where Luna gets it from. Also, even though he betrayed Harry, he was doing all that he could to save his daughter, and I love that about him. I am glad we got to meet him in this book.
 Destroying Horcruxes
At the end of the sixth book, I was anxious for the characters. They had just barely found out about the horcruxes, so now they need to find out what they are, where they are, how they can destroy them, and on top of that, they have to destroy voldemort himself. After they got that far, they were STILL wrong, and there was still one more horcrux. How they pulled it off in the end was genius.

The Tale of Severus Snape
Snape was bothering me. It was taking so long to tell his story. Now that it was finally told, I love it. Snape still had this part of him that was capable of loving. In my opinion it was super gross that it was Harry's mother, but regardless, it shows how human he is. The bit about Harry's eyes was a nice touch. I remember all of the hype that everyone built up about Harry and his eyes, almost to the point where you thought he was going to eventually kill Voldemort with laser vision. But in the end, Snape got to see Lily's eyes one last time. As Shirley from Community would say, "Aw, that's nice!"
So Many Break-ins...
I love reading about how characters are going to do impossible things and break into impossible places. In this book, they broke into the Ministry of Magic, Gringotts, and Hogwarts; the three most difficult places to break into. Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Narcissa Malfoy
Narcissa is another one of my favorite characters. And this is where you get to see how much she loves her family. I don't think it makes her character any weaker. It does the opposite.
Dolores is my second favorite villain. Every time I see her, I cringe. I am glad she made a comeback in this book. And the things she does! Stealing Moody's eye, turning the ministry upside-down, making almost everyone a convict, being incredibly terrifying; she is at her best in this book. She is the Hitler of the Harry Potter series. And the whole time, I wonder if she was even aware she was helping Voldemort out. That's how evil she is.

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