Banned Book Week Hop/Giveaway: Day Three
Welcome to day three of the Banned Book Week hop hosted by the lovely ladies at I Read Banned Books and I'm A Reader, Not A Writer. To find more blogs participating click on the names of the blogs.
And the book, or should I say books, of the day are, drum roll please, the Harry Potter series!
It's hard to believe that these wonderful books are banned and challenge everywhere because people can look past certain things and see what they truly are, well written books with meaning and structure. This doesn't just go for Harry Potter, but for all books that unfortunately get this cruel punishment.
For those who've been under a rock for the past twelve years here's a little synopsis of the first book for you =) :
Harry hates living with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and their spoiled-rotten son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet beneath the stairs, and the entire family treats him with disdain. What's more, Harry keeps getting into trouble for making strange things happen -- things he seems to have no control over. But then Harry discovers the truth about himself when a determined messenger delivers an enlightening message. It turns out that Harry's mother was a witch, his father a wizard. And not only is Harry also a wizard, he's a famous one! His survival of the attack by the evil wizard who killed his parents has marked him as a legendary hero -- as has the lightning-bolt-shaped scar on his forehead.
Soon Harry finds himself attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he receives training in some magic basics, masters riding a broomstick, and discovers his incredible talent for a game called Quidditch, which is played in the air on flying brooms. And for the first time in his life, Harry has friends who care about him: his fellow students Hermione and Ron and a giant named Hagrid. But all is not rosy when Harry discovers his true destiny and finds he must once again face the evil one who killed his parents. His survival will depend upon the help of his newfound friends, as well as his own wit and powers.
The case against it:
There are numerous cases against this wonderful series, mainly the one against religion and that is the work of Satan because of the witchcraft element, and that it goes against everything the Bible says. I for one disagree, but that is only my opinion.
Remember you can win one of the Harry Potter books or one of the other books I will be featuring this week. Just fill out this here form!