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The Official Harry Potter Book Club Has Finally Launched

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to re-read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, this might be it: Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club, which the site announced last month, has finally launched.

Fittingly, the discussions will begin with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, for those of us in the U.S.), as June marks the 20th anniversary of the book’s publication in the U.K.

The remaining six books will be discussed in order, and Pottermore, according to a release, will curate content on the site for each book. Readers who want to engage in weekly Twitter discussions can follow along with the Wizarding World Book Club account each Friday at 11 p.m. ET beginning June 23.

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The discussion themes for the first five weeks are:

Week 1: Welcome to the Wizarding World Book Club: How did you discover the Harry Potter stories?

Week 2: Magic and the Muggle World: Is the wizarding world as well-hidden as it likes to believe? Why are the Dursleys so afraid of magic?

Week 3: First Impressions: What are Harry and Draco’s similarities? What first makes Harry believe he is a wizard?

Week 4: Education: Is rebellion a good or bad thing at Hogwarts? Who learns the most from the troll in the dungeon incident?

Week 5: Friendship: Which friend has shown Harry the most loyalty so far? Do you agree with Hermione’s belief that friendship and bravery are more important than books and cleverness?

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The book club will have its own destination on Pottermore.com, where membership is free with registration.

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