If Harry Potter was real and he wanted to read a good book… what would I recommend to him? Though there are a lot of great books out there, I think I would have him read Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
I picked Divergent because the action-packed book is so suspenseful, it makes the story all that more exciting. With everything Harry has been through, I think that the mix of suspense and action is just right for him. Also, in reading Divergent, Harry might relearn how it is one’s choices that make one who they really are.
In The Hunger Games and its sequels, rebellious thoughts are what drive the people forward to keep them sane. I thought that the battles of mind and body might make a fun read for Harry. He knows all about trying to keep a straight mind and a ready body. In doing so, one can focus on the task at hand and see it finished. Without this determination, all main characters would not succeed.
Finally, I chose Diary of a Wimpy Kid because with all this violence and hardships, one should be able to sit back and relax with a fun, entertaining book. It must be hard to live through all the tough times and not have a laugh, so I thought Harry would have a good time enjoying a book so different from his own life. These are all books that I liked and found entertaining, so I would believe that Harry Potter would like to relax and take a ride down imagination lane during these thrilling tales.
-Kyle H., 7th grade