Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter is a series of children’s books based on a young wizard. However, there is nothing childish about them. It delves into friendship, loyalty, family, loss, loneliness, love, adventure, being the outsider, and the challenges in life that help you discover your greatest strengths.

I remember reading about the Dementors and relating them to how depression feels, later finding out that the author, J.K.Rowling, had based them on her own experience of depression. I think what I love most about these books is that you lose yourself in a world of magic and imagination, where good versus evil and light versus dark.

Dumbledore has some cracking wisdom that we can all follow (one of my favs: It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live), and Harry, Ron and Hermione and friends take you on a journey where you witness them grow up and fight for what they believe in, right to the bitter end.

Sabrina, Membership Manager at Mind

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