Harry Potter Controversy

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Joanne Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter books, which have become the bestselling book series in history. J.K. Rowling has made millions of dollars from her books and movies. J.K. Rowling was born in Yate, England on July 31, 1965. She graduated from Exeter University and moved to Portugal to teach in 1990 and married Jorge Arantes. She later then divorced him and moved to Edinburgh to live closer to her younger sister, Di. She was having financial troubles, but she published a book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, her book was declined from several publishers before a little publisher decided to publish her book, the name ‘Philosopher’ was changed to ‘Sorcerer’ for American publication. During the summer of 2000, her first …show more content…

Rowling has had as an author was her Harry Potter series. J.K. has had much success in her years of writing, not only in the Harry Potter series but in others as well. Rowling’s first three Harry Potter books, by the summer of 2000, earned almost 480 million dollars and more than 35 million copies, in 35 different languages. Her fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, sold 5.3 million copies, with 1.8 in advance. Her sixth book, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”, sold 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours in the United States. Her seventh and final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, was the largest pre-ordered book ever. After she wrote her books Rowling, had went from a single mother, who could barely support her and her child, to an excellent author, whom everybody liked. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, the fourth book in the series, is a spectacular book. Rowling incorporates love and friendship, which let readers see Harry, Hermione, and Ron grow into young adults, but still keeps the story interesting, with dangers to Harry and to the wizarding world. Rowling did a fantastic job, putting all of these elements together to make it the most exciting book in the series (The Biography).
Rowling was influential in many ways, “Harry Potter and the Scorer’s Stone” was seen on 8,200 screens the day it was debuted and broke the box office record, earning 93.5 million dollars. Her movie ended the year

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