Summary- Melissa helped to run the Harry Potter fan site the Leaky Cauldron. This book follows her journey as a Potter fan and the phenomenon the books ignited.
My rating B
I thought this book was a lot of fun and I could really relate to it as a Harry Potter fan. As a matter of fact, there were several places in the book that made me cry because it was so powerful to me.
I jumped on the Harry Potter train just before Goblet of Fire was released. My younger brother and sister were already fans and they convinced me to pick up the first book. I quickly joined them in their obsession. We went to book releases together, went to midnight showings of the movies together, and played Harry Potter trivia on weekends. It was an amazing and bonding force in my life that I will always be grateful for.
Melissa really captured the essence of that in her book. For her, it was a way of making friends and finding her journalistic talent.
This book also taught me about elements of the fan movement I wasn’t aware of. I didn’t know that the Harry Potter books actually created a music genre.
My only issue with the book was that, at times, the topics would change and then return to previous topics and points that were already explained would be re explained. But, I guess for some readers that was helpful. Since I was a Potter fan I already was familiar with most the points that were reiterated.