I just saw the last Harry Potter last night at our local home town theatre in Burnsville, NC. The tears I shed were for the ending of an era. I have been a librarian for 16 years. Most of those I have been recommending Harry Potter books. After reading the last book, I mourned the loss of anticipating the continued lives of characters I had come to love and respect, but I knew there were still movies to come! Now with the last movie completed…It is truly over.
I miss J.K. Rowlings writing and the web of mystery, adventure, and emotions that she weaves. There are a lot of authors writing popular fantasy adventures, but none will compare to the phenomenon of Harry Potter. My opinion about the reason it became so popular is that it brought families together. Kids, Moms, and Dads were reading HP! Families were reading aloud and talking about what they read.
You can read other people’s idea about the lessons that can be learned from Harry.
http://scotteblin.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/harry-potter-as-servant-leader.html is an interesting blog about the leadership qualities of Harry…I would like to add that Neville also presents some interesting leadership qualities as well.