What You Can Learn From Someone's Fave HP Book

by Melissa Ragsdale

Everyone has a favorite Harry Potter book. It's like having a favorite color or a favorite flavor of ice cream. It's part of your identity, required trivia for being a human being.

Every Harry Potter book has its own flavor. As Harry grows up, so do the nature of the books. While all the books touch on the same themes — love, loyalty, friendship, loss — they each address them in different ways. For instance, Sorcerer's Stone has such a warm spirit to it, filled with touching moments of young friendship and delightful adventures in the newly discovered wizarding world (Can you say troll bogeys?). But only six books later, Deathly Hallows is a dark, winding journey, with death around every corner and evil out in the open. This is one of the many things that make Harry Potter so remarkable: it's not just the same formula again and again. The books change just as the characters change just as the readers change.

Everyone has a book that resonated with them the most, the one that's being held together with Spell-o-tape because you've read it so many times. So, instead of looking to your astrological sign, here's a better way to assess your personality. Here's what you're like, based on your favorite Harry Potter book.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone

You like to stick to the classics. Blue jeans are your absolute fave, and you'll take pizza and a movie any night of the week. You've probably been rocking the same haircut for years. You go crazy for '90s nostalgia, and your Gameboy Color is still in perfect working order. You love taking pictures, and your room is filled with photo collages of your friends.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

You love creepy crawly things. You probably own at least one reptile. Giant spiders, snakes in the walls, it all gave you a feeling of exhilaration as you read. The uncanny valley is your second home. You're a nut for anything unsettling, and David Lynch is likely your personal hero.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

You're the kind of person who keeps up with all their old high school friends. You're the Plan-Maker of your friend group, and you love it when everyone comes together. Friendship and family are deeply important to you, and you're fiercely loyal. You're highly organized, so the idea of a Time-Turner piqued your interest right away. Your life is filled with colorful office supplies, and you're known to geek out over a new planner.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

You like a good puzzle. Strategy board games are your jam, and you're a force of nature when it comes to Settlers of Catan. You love exploring international cultures, and you think of yourself as a world traveler. You love to get dressed up for a special occasion, and you're known to pull out all the stops.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

You consider yourself a rebel. You're not afraid to subvert authority, and you spend your free time going to protests. At work, your motto is "Don't ask questions, ask for forgiveness." and you're known to be headstrong. You're probably voting for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election, because you can't stand "traditional" politicians.

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

You're a sucker for romance. You love some juicy drama, and (as much as you say you hate it) you can't resist getting the latest bit of gossip. You love to ship unlikely couples, and you've probably written your fair share of fan fiction. In school, you were always the kid who told other kids who had a crush on them. You love to set your friends up with dates, and you're the best wingman around.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

You see things through to their finish. You're the kind of person who never gives up, who thrives in the face of adversity, and who fights their hardest for what's right, even if it means getting a little messy. You love to get in touch with your emotions, and you know the true power of a good cry. Hard things may have come your way in the past, but you made it through.

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