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Children who are bullied at school, have homework woes or other problems, may take comfort in the fact that Harry experiences the same problems at school.²

Simply reading about magic may relieve stress. Ancestors believed charms, rituals and spells could bring a sense of control to one's life; therefore giving them a feeling of control of empowerment over situations in which they truly have no control.³

The fact the children may believe that magic can solve some of Harry's everyday problems, even if only within the context of a book, may leave them feeling better about their own situations after reading.

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² The Review Zone: Harry Potter

³ TechTV: How Magic Really Works


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