Harry Potter

@Treezy (115)
United States
February 19, 2008 2:35pm CST
Possible the most addicting book series ever made. Have you read them all? What is your take on them?
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12 responses
• Canada
22 Feb 08
I absolutly love the harry potter series! I have read and own all the books and own all the movies that have already came out on dvd. I love the plot line and how as the characters get older the books get more serious. They mature together in a sense. The third book is actually my favourite with the seventh comming in a close second. I found that I missed alot of the semi-main characters throughout the book and that took away from it a little bit. My biggest problem with the movies is that they take out so much detail. They strip away all the extra information elaving just the basic plot line. Except for the last film that came out. I found, while it was still a good movie, to be a little choppy. For me the story didn't really flow. It was more a series of scenes put together. I thought that if some one had watched the movie without reading the book they would have been totaly lost. However this is only my opinion, others may in fact enjoy the movies without all the added tidbits of information.
@heidibur (310)
• United States
22 Feb 08
the major problem that i had was when i was sitting in the theater and " norbert" the dragon that Hagrid hatched from the egg that he got off of a traveler and harry and them knew about was transported by i think by 5 or 6 people (on brooms ) and then in the movie it was just explained that "norbert" was sent away by Dumbledore to go and live Romainia.
• Canada
9 Jun 08
Harry Potter? Definitely an addictive series! And readers who think they are only for kids, should really give them a chance because they are not just for kids. As the characters age, so too does the writing style and plot. The first three books were truly more first level reader, but the plot was so engaging, that I didn't mind its simplicity. But beginning in the fourth book and on to the seventh, I would think to myself while reading, that this isn't a story that I would want to read to very young children - the concepts and plots become more complex and more adult. By the seventh book I couldn't imagine reading it to young children. But this is the beauty of the series, the books grew with the readers! So if a child began reading this in say grade 5, by the time the last book came out, the same child would be in grade 11 or 12. Fantastic series!
3 Apr 08
yeah ican say that it is the most addictive series,because after i started reading there was stopping me.I could no stop myself reading it till i completed it.
@x7heavens (365)
• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Hi! Harry Potter is one of the greatest children-adult books ever written, only second to Roald Dahl. JK Rowling is such a talented and gifted author. She knows how to weave the story in such a way that every book tells a different story and yet they are all cleverly related. Cant wait for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at the movies.
@Tehgamer (275)
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Mar 08
I have read them all and I find that the first 3 are pretty boring compared to the rest but if you read them first, you wil find that they are pretty exciting. The last and 4th are the best though.
@Swaana (1208)
• India
25 Feb 08
Yes it is quite addictive like another series of books I have read. I have read all the parts close to 3 times. Waiting to lay my hands on the entire series to read it again one by one. Planning to get the entire 7 books soon.
@suprema (297)
• Philippines
25 Feb 08
I've read the series, and when I start reading, I can't put the book down. I really like that it made a lot of children love books again.
• India
22 Feb 08
I have read them all. you are right, they are the most addicting book series ever made. i have already read each of them atleast thrice and am still reading them. Each time i read some new aspects shows up. now that i have read the last book, i am able to make connection between things that happen in the series beginning. I think Harry potter series are brilliant. Jo has opened a door to a new magical world into which we can escape when this muggle life becomes too tiring. language is so simple and down to earth. everything is portrayed beautifully and perfectly. the series has ended but the readers are still in that enchanted world.
• India
22 Feb 08
i have read all the books and they are amazing as soon as we read them we enter into entirely a different world i consists of many elements like emotion romances sentiments adventure thrill and many more which makes us to stay in the book throughout it is lots of fun after reading them they become a part of you start today and you will understand what i said but do it with interest
@heidibur (310)
• United States
21 Feb 08
yes, started buying them for my son and after we read the first book i found myself in front of the store before they were open just to get the first copy (every time) also have every movie that has come out so far.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
Yes, this is really one of the most addicting book of all... I have all seven of the series... and i am hoping to get a copy of each of the somewhat like spinoff written by J.K. Rowling... Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them... but they are not available in my country so... i would have to ask family or friends in the states to purchase copies for me...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
19 Feb 08
No, sorry, I cannot agree. I have tried and tried to read Harry Potter, but by about the third page I've had enough. I think that it might be an age thing. I was brought up on Tolkein and CS Lewis and found their books fascinating. I think the JK Rowling is the natural successor to these great earlier authors, and you cannot ignore what she has achieved, but she doesn't float my boat.