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Solace in Fiction


Pupils may read Harry Potter because it brings them solace. After a hairy day at school, students may find solace in escaping to Harry's world at Hogwarts, and reading about someone else's stress.

Ivan M.¹, 12, of Florida, said he likes to read Harry when he is sad.

"It really cheers me up when I am bummed," he said.

Ivan said it is nice to be briefly distracted by Harry and his plot lines.

After numerous extracurricular activities and piles of homework, Ivan said he could finally relax at the end of the day when he picks up a book.

"Especially a Harry Potter novel."

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¹ Ivan M., 12, Florida


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