What My Son Learned from the Harry Potter Books

We’re pretty big Harry Potter fans here and you may have seen from past posts that the Harry Potter books are one of our best book series. We love the books and the movies and often discuss them.

My son, Sebastian has inherited my love for reading (although my other 2 show a liking for it). He has read the Harry Potter books 3 times and I asked him what he learned. We decided to make a post about it and share what he gained from reading the books.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“I learned that Harry can make his own judgments and think for himself. Harry’s rule breaking is not good or bad but enhances his heroism.” (Referring to when Harry takes care of Norbert against the school’s advice)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Our choices show us who we really are far more than our abilities.” (Referring to Harry and Dumbledore’s discussion about the Sorting Hat and how Harry would have done well in Slytherin)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Even though we are different from others, we can still do great things.” (Referring to Professor Lupin being a werewolf and that not being a hindrance to his being a great professor.)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“You can’t do everything alone, sometimes you need help from others.” (Referring to the help that he had gotten from Cedric, Dobby, Hagrid and Hermione and the inadvertent help from Barty Crouch, Jr. during the tournament.)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You have to stand for what you believe in.” (Referring to the lies and propaganda that the Ministry was doing to make Harry look implausible.)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Things happen and you just have to learn to move on.” (Referring to the death of Dumbledore)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“To never give up because there is always hope.” (Referring to all the tragedies, his parents’ death, Dumbledore’s death, Sirius’ death  and how despite that he still held on to hope and never gave up.)

What have your children learned from the Harry Potter books?

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5 thoughts on “What My Son Learned from the Harry Potter Books

  1. I am a big Harry Potter’s fan and my kids too, we read all the books, even though my son is not into reading unfortunately. Thanks for sharing your takeaways from each of the book,

  2. I couldn’t have expressed it better! My son also loves the Harry Potter books, even at 16. You just don’t outgrow that sort of timeless writing.

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