Ok, we are big Harry Potter fans here at our house. We have read the first three books as a family and our oldest two kids have read the other books on their own. Josh is the kind of fan that stood in line at midnight for the books and then stayed up all night reading them. He generally re-reads the series when one of the movies is released. I have read the books and loved them, but I am not as fanatical as my sweetheart.
I think everyone has a favorite character. Josh named his car "Lupin" after Professor Lupin (a kind an friendly werewolf who mentors Harry). Bryce loves Harry the best (not surprising, he always loves whoever wins).
Me, on the other hand, I ADORE Professor Snape! I have loved him since the first book. I knew from that very first story that even though he had a dark and icy nature, he was going to end up as a catalyst for the triumph of good in the tale. I NEVER doubted him, even when his actions seemed contrary to any kind of happily ever after. When the first movie came out and I saw that they had cast Alan Rickman as Snape I knew I was in love. I could not imagine a better face for my favorite character. I love that guy, both in the book and on the screen. I was pretty thrilled when I was sorted into Slytherin House by an online sorting hat (the questions were not dead giveaways so I didn't cheat to get there).
Aubrey, apparently, takes after her mother. Her favorite character is Draco Malfoy. She totally has a crush on him (and she did before we ever watched a movie so it is not just that she thinks that actor is cute). She makes me laugh. Sometimes I think she likes him best just to annoy her older brother because it drives him crazy that she likes a "bad guy." (That passive-aggressive tormenting she gets from her mother as well.)
Josh and I are pretty excited to see the new movie and to finish off the big screen version of the series. I'm not really sure we will be watching with the kids because it is pretty intense for most of them yet. It looks great and we can hardly wait to see it. Hooray!