5:55 am EDT, October 19, 2015

J.K. Rowling reveals her favorite chapter in the ‘Harry Potter’ series

Spoiler alert: It's not "19 Years Later."

J.K. Rowling, Twitter queen extraordinaire, has revealed which chapter in the Harry Potter saga was her personal favorite.

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We’ve all got our favorite Harry Potter character, book, Hogwarts House, storyline, magical creature, etc. The hardcore fans probably also have a favorite chapter, whether it’s “The Prince’s Tale,” “The Mirror of Erised,” “The Department of Mysteries,” “Halloween,” or the one that started it all, “The Boy Who Lived.”

J.K. Rowling herself, having written them all, must surely have a special place in her heart for every single chapter. Yet one clear favorite emerges, revealed — of course — through Twitter.

Explaining her choice, Rowling said, “It was the culmination of 17 years’ work and the most cathartic piece of writing of my life.”

When a follower told her they “bawled” during the chapter, Rowling’s response was, “so did I.”

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In Deathly Hallows chapter 39, Harry enters the Forbidden Forest to face Voldemort alone. He takes out the Resurrection Stone and summons his loved ones — Lily, James, Sirius and Remus — and they walk with him to what appears to be certain death.

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Relive the magic, knowing now just how important this chapter was to Jo. We dare you not to shed a tear:

“Harry clutched the Cloak tightly around him in the darkness, traveling deeper and deeper into the forest, with no idea where exactly Voldemort was, but sure that he would find him. Beside him, making scarcely a sound, walked James, Sirius, Lupin, and Lily, and their presence was his courage, and the reason he was able to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”

If you want more Harry Potter feels, check out our list of 14 Harry Potter facts to break your heart.

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