Each of the seven Harry Potter books is special in its own way, but every one is magical and has a unique opening sentence that kicks off the adventure. You probably remember where you were when you first opened a Harry Potter book. I was in my elementary school library, perusing the Scholastic Book Fair. A friend said, "There's a girl's name in that you won't be able to pronounce," and I love a challenge. Hermione and I took off on a literary quest that didn't end until I went on a date with a boy who had a Deathly Hallows tattoo. It turns out that doesn't always equal true love. Live and learn! But Harry Potter opening sentences. They are great. They are full of mystery. One is succinct. Too many are about the Dursleys, but what can you do?J.K. Rowling wrote all these opening sentences from Harry Potter books, and she deserves a real big thank you for the world of Potter and Hogwarts and "accio." Maybe you like the first line of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is full of Tom Riddle lore. Maybe you like the one about the muggle Prime Minister (barf). Maybe you have a Harry Potter fan theory that has to do with the books' opening sentences and have been dying to share. Whatever the case, cast your votes for the best first sentences from Harry Potter below, and then enjoy the rest of your day.
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