Local youth ‘can’t wait’ to read Harry Potter books

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 7, 2004

DEMOPOLIS-With the third installment of the Harry Potter franchise in movie theaters nationwide since Friday, two children from the City of Demopolis have plans to go and watch the movie because they enjoy the books so much.

The third movie that is based on the best selling novel ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” from the Scottish born writer J.K. Rowling is currently out in theaters and three children Steven Foster and Leif Midgorden can’t wait to see the movie because they love the idea of magic and mystery.

Steven Foster, 10, of Demopolis attends U.S. Jones Elementary School and has been reading the Harry Potter series since it first came. He said he just loves the idea of magic and wizardry.

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“I’ve read the first three books and I can’t wait to read the next two of them,” Foster said.

His favorite character in the series is none other than Harry Potter; he said he is just a wonderful character because he always wants to protect everyone from Voldemort. He said his friends at school at read the books too and he would tell anyone that wasn’t reading them that they needed to be.

“Harry Potter is a great series of books and I would recommend them to any children that want to read something that is filled with adventure,” Foster said.

He said all the books are very easy to read and that he can finish one in about three days. He said he personally owns two of the five current books.

“My favorite book of the series is the second one, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and my favorite movie is the first one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Foster said.

He said his parents are taking him to see the new movie Saturday. He said he couldn’t wait to see all the new characters on the big screen.

Leif Midgorden, 8, of Demopolis attends second grade at Westside Elementary School shares the same enthusiasm as Foster for the British orphan with the lightening scar on his forehead. He said he has only read book two and three, but he really loves the third book most.

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite because you get to meet all the new characters that appear in the third book,” Midgorden said.

He said his favorite character in the series has been Professor Lupin because he has the ability to change into a dog. He agrees with Foster about the books being easy to read and very children friendly.

“All of my friends read the books and I would recommend them to read them to any other child, who wants to read about magic,” Midgorden said.