IT’S more than 10 years since the Harry Potter series finished, but some of its readers are still incapable of letting go and growing the fuck up.
Are you one of them? Take our quiz to find out:
The seven Harry Potter books are:
A) Great for kids but you wouldn’t read them now, they’re unlikely to hold up
B) The foundation stone around which you have built your entire life
When you met your spouse, your first question was:
A) Does this person share my ambitions, my hopes, and my values?
B) Is this person Ravenclaw like I am or are they secretly Slytherin?
JK Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy was:
A) A decent stab at a modern version of the classic 19th-century social novel that unfortunately exposed the limitations of her prose
B) Not Harry Potter
When Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released later this year, will you:
A) Catch it when it comes to DVD, after all the first wasn’t anything special
B) Queue up for a midnight showing costumed as Luna Lovegood looking daggers at any kids who are there, because they’re nothing but bandwagon-jumpers
Whatever people say, the Harry Potter series awakened in you a passion for:
B) Reading Harry Potter
When a new two-part Harry Potter play came to the West End, which is essentially JK Rowling’s admission that she will milk you for as much cash as she can get for life, did you:
A) Agree that if people want to see it that’s fine, but you personally would prefer to see Christopher Eccleston’s Macbeth at Stratford
B) Spend £350 on two tickets then weep about how wonderful it was while refusing to divulge any details because you swore on Merlin’s beard your lips were sealed
You secretly believe that Harry Potter’s world is:
A) More than slightly derivative of the work of other authors, especially Eva Ibbotson, but why spoil kids’ fun?
Mostly A’s: Congratulations. You grew the fuck up.
Mostly B’s: You’re a Harry Potter lifer, dedicated beyond all reason to wizard stories that came out when you were aged six to 16 and which have consumed all hope of you becoming an adult. To put it in terms you can understand, it’s a Dementor that has eaten your soul. No, don’t start going on about Dementors again.