JK Rowling

Give five signs that identify a werewolf.... One: he's sitting in my chair. Two: he's wearing my clothes. Three: his name's Remus Lupin - Lupin, 15, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - The first of the series introduces Harry to the magical world underneath the normal world. He is an orphan 'dumped' on his prude aunt and uncle who make him live under the stairs and only give him the scraps from his cousin Dudley. But Harry finds that things start to happen to him and these only make sense when he gets accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here Harry meets Ron and Hermione as well as the sinister Professor Snape. But on the third floor of the school there is something hidden there and Harry and co must stop the evil Voledmort's minions from getting it and resurrecting him. It's fun and light hearted and has been made into a really kewl movie.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Harry finds himself back at Hogwarts doing his second year but things aren't quite right as he keeps hearing voices about killing and finds people frozen all over the place. It seems that the Heir of Slytherin has come back and wants to reek havoc on the school. So Harry and co start to investigate and find themselves in the middle of something not quite right. And the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher annoys Harry from the beginning. The ending has such a neat twist at the end and it is very cleaver the way it all worked out, though the giant spider is going to be something scary in the next movie *shudder*.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - The new Defense Against the Dark Arts has a terrible secret that may but the lives of everyone at the school in danger and a mad prisoner is on the loose prompting awful guards to be placed at the school causing Harry problems when he plays Quidditch. Yet again Voldemort uses his minions to shake off of his confinement but yet again Harry is there to thwart his plans. The Harry novels are getting darker and darker as the time of battle is coming to hand and at the middle of it is young Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Instead of the usual house cup Hogwarts joins an elite bunch of schools in the Triwizard Tournament which only older students can enter. Hogwarts gets their champion but someone has put Harry's name in there as well and things get difficult for Harry. He has to compete in the tournament even though it is obvious that someone is out to get him. This one resurrects Voldemort leaving the way for the next book and it has some twists and turns and manages to get darker and darker and it is quite a long and very interesting read.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - I thought this book was really good but why she had to kill that particular character was beyond me I really liked them. Harry is back at Hogwarts taking his OWLs and he is one angry little man because nobody is telling him what is going on. And after the events in Goblet he really should know. We also learn at little more about his father and his personality and it aint so good. Though the ending and death was anti climatic I liked the ideas that were put forth. I cant wait for the next one now.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - The sixth book in the series gets more serious and without Sirius Harry must endevour alone. With the knowledge that Voldemort is planning and plotting Harry is thrust into a quest to help Dumbledore find the clues to stopping him once again. But things get more serious when events take a turn for the worst. Now there always begs the question - is ********** evil or not? And I did hear all that fangirl-ish squealing over the couples in the books - it was very LOUD! Like the others it is an interesting tale that I can't wait for the final installment.

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