Okay, let’s just say where I greatly enjoy the fantastical, Tilda, you seem to prefer realism and drama that makes you say “oh snap”. But still, I think I may be able to convince you.
You already squashed my reason # 1, but I feel like it’s the truth, so I’m leaving it.
#1. It’s a classic. And not an old timey had-to-study-it-in-school classic, but a classic that invokes a nostalgia so strong that you get goosebumps, you get tears in your eyes, and you find yourself grabbing the nearest wand-like object and sticking it in the air and crying “Always!”.
#2. You would get the “Always” reference.
#3. But seriously, Rowling is my queen before Bey any day. And she can be yours too if you would only open up your heart.
#4. You may think HP is all about Magic, but really it’s just three kids growing up and trying to get through school, just with a bit of extra drama. Relatable, right?
#5. They deal with crazy stalker-like girlfriends.
#6. Brooding, misunderstood, bullies.
#7. That damn popular jock who is handsome and good at everything.
#8. Plus you have some fierce-ass women, and good one liners.
#9. Only then, do you add in magic, that brings it all together.
#10. Plus I bet your tired of people giving you these looks when you say you’ve never seen or even read Harry Potter.
And a Bonus #11: No matter how tentative, even scared you may be to join the potter-heads, we will always welcome you with open arms, and embrace you in a tender hug.