A Ruthless Will to Succeed
Harry, Ron, Hermione and plenty of the other central characters in Rowling's series, have something that many of us often lose sight on... and that, my friends, is willpower. It is almost awe inspiring to read a tale of a few school kids with some mighty big aspirations. Examples of these aspirations include, finding a date to prom, having their first kisses and of course putting an end to the dark lord, normal teen stuff really.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
In the HP series, it is pretty troubling to find yourself in a situation where you were completely convinced that you couldn't stand a particular character, just to find out that they were actually a decent person all long. It certainly works in the same way vice-versa. However, I don't for a second believe that this is unintentional whatsoever. J.K Rowling is too smart for that. This is such a brilliant feature because it really does emulate real life, no one is perfect in real life and nor is anyone in Harry Potter.
Ever noticed that all of the female characters are empowering in some way or another? Hermione, a classic example of what every girl wants to be (at least I did anyway.) She is smart, she is beautiful, she is powerful, and she certainly doesn't let anyone tell her what's what. Bellatrix, a slightly less obvious option but certainly a plausible one. She manages to be on a very similar level to one of the most powerful men in the entire set of novels (but we won't say his name.) Professor McGonagall, even when the odds are totally against her she continues to be cool, calm and collected. The list just goes on and on.
We Are Family
Family (by blood or by bond) always comes first. The relationship between Harry and Sirius Black for example, despite only being related as Godfather and Godson, they still manage to have one of the most distinctive relationships in the history of ever. Is someone cutting onions, because I'm definitely not crying. The Wesley Family are another example, maybe they are slightly dysfunctional at times but aren't we all? They always have each other's backs.
From Rags to Riches
J.K Rowling definitely didn't have it easy pre-Harry Potter, she was a single-mother with almost nothing running out of luck. Which is the main reason I think Harry Potter is a strong contender for 'Best Set of Novel's in The World Ever Award' (an award that I did just come up with myself, but it doesn't make it any less valid.) You can literally see her journey through the characters, through the million trials and tribulations all they do is become stronger, just like her.