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The woman behind Harry Potter
The books are popular…. So are the movies (which are) adapted from these books.
There are some ways in which her life has been like that of Harry Potter
His parents were killed. He was raised by relatives who didn’t love him.
Rowling was unhappy as a child.
She felt worried and insecure when she was young. Her family moved very often.
One way to forget her unhappiness was by writing. She called the story “Rabbit.”
It was full of interesting characters, including a large bee called Miss Bee.
She first showed the imagination that would lead her later to write the Harry Potter books.
Her life as a foreigner in Portugal may have caused her to feel different form others.
It is easy to see how Rowling could sympathize with Harry’s difference form ordinary people.
She knew from the beginning that … … she wanted to tell the story in seven volumes.
It takes seven years for Harry to learn to become a wizard.
Rowling continued writing … even when she experienced personal difficulty.
She divorced her husband after giving birth to a daughter. She divorced her husband after she gave birth to a daughter.
The job of an English teacher kept her busy in the afternoons and evenings. …, but left her mornings free to write.
So she continued working on her story … Success didn’t come overnight.
The first volume was rejected by several publishers before it was finally published in 1997.
It was followed in subsequent years by more stories about Harry Potter.
Like Harry Potter, she has had to overcome unhappiness in her life. But in the process, she has written some of the most popular books of our time.
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