JK Rowling to release new Harry Potter eBooks - BBC NewsThe Harry Potter movies — and the books that preceded them — played a huge role in my childhood. The first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , came out when I was 10, and my family read it aloud together almost every night. Before long, I developed unique voices for each of the characters, solidifying my place as the de facto reader when we gathered in front of the fireplace to spend some time in Harry's magical world. As the series wore on, we read chapters from Harry Potter on our annual summer road trips, the miles slipping by with the chapters. My brother and I fought over who "owned" our family's sole copy of each book and bartered with our parents for "just a few more pages" more nights than I can count.
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Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard , Harry Potter , and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley , all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort , a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles non-magical people. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , on 26 June , the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature. The original seven books were adapted into an eight-part namesake film series by Warner Bros.