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Parade's Harry Potter Essay Contest

Posted by: Mel
August 17, 2011, 04:12 PM

Parade is hosting a Harry Potter essay contest for long time fans of the series to voice which book they think they would most recommend to readers who are new to the Wizarding World:

In a short essay (300 words or less) tell us your favorite Harry Potter book and why. We want to know which book inspired you the most. We'll feature our favorite essays on

Essays should be emailed to Remember to include your first name, your hometown, your favorite Harry Potter book and why, and why you're the ultimate Harry Potter fan.

More information on the contest can be found here. Good luck to everyone who enters!

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43 Points

my favorite book was the fifth one.

Posted by ZeGrindylows on August 17, 2011, 04:38 PM report to moderator
47 Points

Nice essay prompt!

Posted by vkooly on August 17, 2011, 05:35 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

Good idea! Can you enter if you’re in the UK?
My favourite book is Half-Blood Prince, the one that inspires me most is Deathly Hallows, and the one I’d suggest to first time readers would be Philosopher’s Stone. So, my essay would probably end up being longer than 300 words! :D

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 17, 2011, 06:02 PM report to moderator
928 Points

I still would pick SS/PS….
Without Book 1, there would have been no Books 2 thru 7. I really wish I could re-capture the emotions I felt as I was reading it.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on August 17, 2011, 06:06 PM report to moderator
200 Points

ya i agree, i would recommend book 1, but book 7 inspired me the most…
and its really hard for me to write short things, sooooo 300 words is gonna give me a VERY hard time, its toooo little!!!!!!!!! :D

Posted by HProx101[ROAR!] on August 17, 2011, 06:32 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

I’ll def be writing an essay. My favorite is DH because we finally get to see what happens to, and with, everyone. But the book I’d suggest for others is SS, because without that you couldnt read the others.

Posted by LunaLuver on August 17, 2011, 06:33 PM report to moderator
3269 Points

I’d say DH because I found that inspiring I guess, I could say, i don’t know which one I’d reccomend because well i’d suggest the first one so you know what’s happening and aren’t totally lost.

Posted by Acciobrooms on August 17, 2011, 06:50 PM report to moderator

Something to introduce people to the Wizarding World. Regardless of which book is your favorite, how could anyone recommend anything but #1 to newcomers.

Posted by DrForester on August 17, 2011, 06:56 PM report to moderator
227 Points

i already submitted my essay :], i picked the goblet of fire as my favorite book!

Posted by handhrfan18 on August 17, 2011, 07:16 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

That’s amazing! I might join the contest :)

Posted by . on August 17, 2011, 07:31 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

My fav will be book 8… Now, I wish Jo would hurry up & write it!

Posted by Won_Two on August 17, 2011, 07:50 PM report to moderator
469 Points

i am totally going to enter

Posted by #1harrypotterfan{ROAR} on August 17, 2011, 10:15 PM report to moderator
838 Points

My favorite book is the PoA by far!

Posted by Tanderule on August 17, 2011, 11:33 PM report to moderator
186 Points

Goblet of Fire, hands down, runner-up Order of the Phoenix. I may enter in this contest as well.

Posted by CorruptedNethicite on August 18, 2011, 12:08 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

They are all my favorite books!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on August 18, 2011, 03:55 AM report to moderator
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