With seven books in the series, and eight movies that bring those books to life on the big screen, there's a lot to like about the Harry Potter franchise. But even though there's a lot to choose from, my guess is that most people have a favorite part--a favorite book, a favorite movie, a favorite character, a favorite Quidditch match, or maybe even just a favorite sentence. For some, their favorite moments have more to do with the experience of reading or watching the series, rather than specific parts of the stories themselves. Here is a collection of some of our favorite moments from the series, but we'd love to hear about yours in the comments as well!
Kat Howard: I would just like to state for the record that I had made this choice before I saw this picture. I love Neville Longbottom. His character arc is wonderful, and I love that being a hero does not come easily for him, but it does come naturally. My favorite moment is in The Sorcerer's Stone, when Neville tries to stop Harry, Ron, and Hermione from leaving the Gryffindor common room, and is so fierce and determined about it, he winds up in a full body-bind, courtesy of Hermione. As Dumbledore says, "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."