by Kelper Holmes
Why do we love him so? Not only did he save us all from the Dark Lord countless times (even managed to defeat him when he was a baby!), along with his friends Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley (and a special thanks to Neville Longbottom and his courageous feat of defeating Nagini with the fabled Sword of Godric Gryffindor), but there is something else about Harry that makes us love him. Well, a lot of things actually!
According to an issue of a muggle magazine known as the Times, "Many people love Harry because they can relate to him!" The Times says that J.K. Rowling, Harry's publisher, described Harry's life as one of our own. Harry's worries about wizarding classes match our own worries about school and the fairly-feared math class. Almost all of Harry's friends seem to find some way into our lives, Ron being the joking and kind-hearted best friend, and Hermione being the smart bookworm reluctantly willing to help you do that math homework that's due tomorrow.
As you can see, there are many reasons to like Harry! Many people just like how his stories were written, while some like how magic is used to reach goals. Others may like to learn about magic, like how students on HOL do. Some may even love Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world. If we look at the big picture, we can see that Harry Potter's stories contain something that all of us like, whether it's the intense battles with Voldemort, or the cheerful times at the Burrow with Ronald Weasley. That's why they are special.
Thanks, J.K. Rowling.
(And Harry, of course.)