Dear JK,

I just want to say three things as I’ve enjoyed all of your books and I’m preparing to watch the last movie about your wonderful characters this week.

First, thanks for making me friends. I’ve met so many people because of you. They’re deliciously weird, and not all like me, and that makes me happy.

Two, thanks for writing something that my husband actually wanted to read! He read the entire series to me aloud, and the memory of us both laughing until we cried as Fred and George escaped from Umbridge is an absolute favorite of mine!

And three, there was a time in my life when my world didn’t make sense, so I hid in yours for a while. Thank you for making it exist.

Love (the real type, not the potion in some chocolate type),