For years, I resisted reading the Harry Potter series. I insisted that, “Modern fantasy isn’t my genre!” Wizards and witches? I don’t think so. Magical creatures? Please. Pop lit? Not for me. Not being unreasonable though, I decided to finally read the series so that I could at least have actual reasons for not liking the books.
Well, folks, I just finished the series this weekend after pounding through the last book in three days. I am officially a Harry Potter lover. I can’t wait to use this story to encourage students to read books that they think might not be good fits for them. You never know how a book might touch your heart.