How could someone ban a book as amazing as  Harry Potter? Personally, this was the first book series that I really liked.

Can you believe it? One school,the St. Mary’s Island school of England in Chatham, Kent, has already banned the Harry Potter series!!! The head teacher from that school has said,” The bible is very clear and consistent in its teachings that wizards, devils, and demons exist and are very real, powerful and dangerous and God’s people are told to have nothing to do with them.” She has also said, “I believe it is confusing to children when something wicked is being made to look fun.” I can’t believe this. I honestly have no words.

For some children Harry Potter were the books that made them readers. Why would you want to take that away from someone? Books are for people who want to go places they will never be able to go. Whether it’s Hogwarts or Camp Half-blood or Watford or any number of places filled with magic, you can escape within their fictional walls. It’s all fictional, and fictional magic can’t hurt anyone.

People are starting to think that these books are too dark and scary for children that read it. Especially the later books in the series. Some other people think that Harry’s it’s simply a “long tradition” of storytelling. They think it’s important to get the story ” outside the box.”

Harry Potter is being banned because of his “bad” behavior. He and his friends apparently break rules and deliberately disobey professors. But he only does those things for the benefits of the whole wizarding world or because Snape is being a jerk to him.

So you lovely muggles, what do you think? Should Harry Potter be banned? Should any books be banned?

Even though the books are violent, dark, and scary they are just meant to be something different or as some people think ” outside the box.”

~~ Cassandra Grace

~~ Shikha Patel

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