J.K. Rowling started writing the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (published in the US as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”), when she was in her mid-20s. The book was published in 1997, and Rowling continued to write and publish the remaining six books in the series over the next decade.
There are several factors that make Harry Potter so good and beloved by millions of readers around the world. Some of these factors include:
- The world-building: Rowling created a detailed and immersive world of magic that captivates readers and transports them to a place that is both familiar and fantastical.
- The characters: Harry Potter and his friends, as well as his enemies, are all well-developed, complex, and relatable characters that readers can’t help but root for (or against).
- The themes: The books deal with important themes such as friendship, loyalty, courage, and the battle between good and evil, which resonate with readers of all ages.
- The storytelling: Rowling is a master storyteller who weaves together intricate plotlines, surprises, and twists that keep readers engaged and eager to turn the page.
- The writing style: Rowling’s writing style is accessible, engaging, and full of humor and heart, which makes the books enjoyable for both children and adults.
All of these elements, combined with Rowling’s talent and dedication to her craft, have contributed to the lasting popularity and success of the Harry Potter series.