I taught myself how to read so I could read these books as they came out, they mean the world to me. When Prisoner of Azkaban came out, my asshole of a step-dad (big time abuser) decided that if I wanted to do nothing but read these “stupid fu@&ing books” then that’s what I’ll do. He locked me in a room at his parent’s house for 3 days without food or water, just my PoA book. I will never forget. No one knows. I love Harry Potter so much to this day. I wouldn’t be here without this series.