Do you think Harry Potter is for kids???

India
February 2, 2007 12:06pm CST
I never read harry potter, because I think it's for kids and not for grown ups. Once my friend said, "why don't you try it? you can't resist once you try..." Even I have felt the same, but I am afraid about my reputation as a "grown up". What do you say??
26 responses
@btrouble (73)
• United States
2 Feb 07
i felt the same way for a while, but now i think it's a little bit of both. there are some really "adult" issues in the most recent book.
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• India
3 Feb 07
But, everyone who never read HP, think that it's for children, including me.
@blastoff (20)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Harry Potter is for everyone! Well, yeah, they're originally written for children, but those children have nearly grown up. It's not as if once you turn 17, you totally stop watching PG rated movies, right?
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I think that there is a huge misconception that Harry Potter is only for kids. I thought that too until I picked up the Sorcerer's Stone. I've read every single one, and now I do not have that illusion anymore. I don't think it really matters how old you are, especially if you enjoy the books. I love them, they are totally my favorite books.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Of course not. It may have been created for children but it never failed to delight even adults. i personally love Harry Potter. It reminds us that our imagination is something that's always within us but sometimes we fail to use.
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• India
3 Feb 07
H.P. cannot be termed as a "kid's book"..the basic concept itself is not kiddish...now if u c it has got a universal appeal. it is pretty mature and reading it is not gonna spoil anyonez repu..
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Harry Potter isn't just for kids. If you read the books, and I see that you refuse, you'd know that there are a lot of adult themes and issues in the books. Only older people actually seem to pick up on them however, which is probably a good thing.
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• India
4 Feb 07
reputation??..u must be kidding!!..how can readin harry potter ever spoil ur repute??...am a pretty good fan of hp..n i never get tired of reading the books or watching the movies again and again...my parents always used to make fun of me, that am bahaving like a kid..but recently, i made an effort to make them sit and watch it with me..n believe me!!...they were glued till the movies got over!!!..they enjoy it..ma dad's also asked me to for the books!!..lol..its all about reading a good book or watching a good movie..if the make is good, then dont worry about going for it..your reputation in no way can get hurt by these...
• India
5 Feb 07
Don't tell me about the movie! That is only way I came to know about the story, but it sucked like anything. It wiped off the little interest left in me for the sequel.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I think it appealls to both children and adults. Children because its fantasy and we dreamt of having special abilities as kids. come on even as adults we sometimes wish for it still. It also has the good versus evil moral were good always wins even if it takes a good fight or two. and we all would like to escape from the normal. There is also two version of the series. The American version and the English Version. both pretty close to identical with the exception of the verbage. And jeez I believe more adults read the stories than many think. Its a great series.
• India
5 Feb 07
I think it started off as a fairy tale, but due to the immense response, now it also includes some adult stuff also. I think I read somewhere, I don't read it myself.
• United States
3 Feb 07
As an adult, I like to think that the books have a universal appeal. The characters are lovable, the story is very well plotted, the intrigue and the imagination are very alluring to people, especially reading buffs, of all ages. I think they provide a good role model for children, yes, but not just for children. As for the movies, they try to fit too much into 2 1/2 hours and it results in a very abridged interpretation of the book. If you like to read, why not just give them a try?
• India
4 Feb 07
I don't know, my opinion has been changed since I posted this topic, I really thought HP to be kids stuff. You people are proving me wrong.
• India
3 Feb 07
even i have heard the same...they are irresistable!but i havent tried them as yet.it all depends on your interest! i dont think it's only meant for the kids...its generally a notion that harry potter is meant for kids ....but i have known many people who are quite old..and who love watching his movies. you can give it a try if you are desperate ...and moreover when its famous among your friends...who will ridicule you!
• India
3 Feb 07
yeah, myabe. But I am not desperate to read it!!
• India
3 Feb 07
i havent read harry potter !! may its because of that i hate reading books..but i have seen the movie. i didnt find any thing great in that !! its just an imagination. A story that never happen ! But thinking from a child's perspective its good since kids always go for such stories !! And who said you are grown up ?? lol !!
• India
3 Feb 07
Pretty ignorant. But then movies made from books never catch up. Take the case DaVinci Code.
@Amy28713 (12)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I know people who are in their 60s and read Harry Potter. The series was written for children, but adults over the world love Harry Potter and there have even been adult editions released that have more adult book covers. In fact, children can't understand the series as fully as adults can. I love Harry Potter and I'm in my 20s.
• India
3 Feb 07
this, responses have been really surprising! I never believed this could be true. Now you people think I should read it?
• United States
5 Feb 07
If you're worried about your reputation...I wouldn't. I think that Harry Potter is widely read by people of all ages at this point, and I don't believe anyone would make fun of you. The books do age, though. The first one was pretty young (still fantastic, with appeal to everyone, but clearly aimed at a younger audience) while the last few have had a whole lot of dark themes that are not appropriate for children.
@xylon17 (157)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i think from book 1-4 its for kids but book5-6 and even 7 i think its for teenagers
@varadaa (52)
• India
4 Feb 07
i feel harry potter is for teens and kids because only teens and kids will enjoy fantasy. adults wont
@rockky (186)
• India
4 Feb 07
haary potter films are really for kids not for grown ups..
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i believe that the book was really meant for kids, but hey, there's always a kid in each and everyone of us.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i must say that the book is really meant for kids but hey...there's always a kid inside each and everyone of us.
@Myrilia (212)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I have read all the Harry Potter books since the first one came out ten years ago. I agree, they aren't just for kids. But even if they were, what's wrong with reading a book aimed at older kids? If you enjoy it, does it matter? I've read many so called kids books in the last ten years. I also re-read books I enjoyed when I was young...why not?
• India
3 Feb 07
i dont feel so..but u cant tell all adults are intersted with it....onle few are..so u i feel harrypotter is not for adults..only few likes..