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Hello! I love spending time sitting on my coach, with a bowl of popcorn, watching things that make me laugh, cry, and make my heart race. My favorite genres are comedy, romance, and fiction. I will be sharing some of my absolute favorite movies and TV shows, and also some that I don’t enjoy. I can’t wait to share with you!

The first movie I am going to discuss is Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I have been Screen Shot 2018-09-08 at 9.28.49 AMreading the books and watching the movies for as long as I can remember. Harry Potter is such a brave, courageous character and he truly inspires me to be confident. I really enjoy Harry, Hermione, and Ron’s friendship. When they first meet, on the train, when Hermione fixes Harry’s glasses, and tells Ron he has dirt on his nose, makes me smile and laugh every time I see that scene. Later in the book, their friendship is displayed when Harry and Ron help Hermione with the troll in the bathroom. By the way, she was only in the bathroom because she was crying when Ron called her a know-it-all,  which is very ironic. After that moment, they rarely left each others side and we can see their friendship grow as the book continues.

Another reason I love this movie is the suspense and anxiety I get when watching the end. When Harry believes that Snape is trying to steal the stone for Voldemort, Harry feels it is responsibility to stop him. The night they all go to the trapdoor, under the invisibility cloak is one of my favorite parts. I can’t comprehend how smart they all are, well at least Harry and Hermione, to be able to figure out all the things they need to do in Screen Shot 2018-09-08 at 9.43.25 AMorder to just get into the trapdoor. Furthermore, after they even got past fluffy, they had to pass many other challenges and obstacles. For example, the devil snare, which almost killed them, and the chess game. My favorite quote from that scene is when Hermione says, “You’re a great wizard Harry, you really are.” Harry: “Well, not as good as you.” Hermione: “Me? Books, cleverness, there are more important things. Friendship bravery, oh and Harry, just be careful!”

As Harry advances to find Professor Quirrel, with Voldemort on the back of his head, he stays strong and doesn’t give up the stone. Quirrel dies, and Voldemort is forced to flee without what he came looking for. After someone is able to find Harry and bring him to the hospital wing, Dumbledore is there to greet him and explain what happened between him and Voldemort. This part was always a little confusing to me and I have never been able to grasp the full understanding of how Harry seems to get away with everything.

After Harry gets out of the hospital wing, he is greeted Hermione and Ron on his way to the Great Hall. Hermione looks so adorable and is wearing a cute little headband. They both have some scrapes and scars, but they’re alive, and that’s all that matters. In the Great Hall, Dumbledore announces the winners of the House Cup. After he awards Hermione, Ron, and Harry each 50 points for stopping Voldemort, they are tied with Slytherine. However, there is one student that comes in clutch. Neville Longbottom! Dumbledore awards 10 points for standing up to Harry, Hermione, and Ron when they Screen Shot 2018-09-08 at 9.46.25 AMwanted to go under the trapdoor. Even though he failed his attempt, it was the courage that was rewarded. Neville was the real MVP! Leaving Griffindore with a great ending to the year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione now have to say goodbye to their new best friends. When they are getting on the train, the song, “Leaving Hogwarts” is playing. Whenever I hear this song it makes me want to cry because it is such a touching scene. Hermione asks Harry and Ron, “Doesn’t it feel odd to be going home?” Harry replies, “I’m not going home, not really.”