Favorite Thing About Harry Potter

United States
January 13, 2007 10:46pm CST
The moment Harry Potter hit the shelves it was a hit. My question is, what makes it so popular? What was it about the books that got us interested enough to read through 700 or more pages?
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• United States
14 Jan 07
There's something magical about Harry Potter. Whenever I read the books I feel like I actually go to Hogwarts. There's something about J.K. Rowling's writing style that makes you feel like you personally know all the characters. It deals with timeless themes of good versus evil and shows that good must always triumph. It explores the ideals of friendship and depicts growing pains that everyone remembers. They are just fascinating books.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I totally agree with you. JK is a fantastic writer. I would go as far to say the best writer alive today.
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I am not sure whta it is exactly that makes these particular fantasy stories so popular. Goodness knows there are a lot of really good magic stories out there that could also have hit the nation with such a craze, but for some reason Harry Potter was what did it. I really do believe that they are amazing stories, myself, but it is fascinating to me wondering why these books specifically took the nation by storm. All I know is taht I am _so_ glad that it happened, because it is encouraging younger people to read who might never have picke dup a book on their own otherwise. I find it sad how little the youth of today read even compared to kids when I was younger. Although I always read more than most, lol! ^_^
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Harry Potter himself is what makes it so popular. Plenty of boys and girls can identify with him because he lives in today's generation. And JKR is such a wonderful author because she caught the readers' attention with just the title of her very first HP book "The Boy Who Lived".
@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I think its such a wonderful story that you wouldn't even notice how thick the book is when you've started reading. Each Harry Potter book is such a page-turner full of adventure and magic.
@hellboi (663)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
the story is just something out of the ordinary, i suggest you grab one and start reading, i bet you'll be reading on for the next 4 hours
• United States
15 Jan 07
These books took me back to my childhood. At first they were whimsical and magical. Nostalgic, like reading the Chronicles of Narnia for the first time all over again. There is more but thats the most important, the way they took me back.
• India
15 Jan 07
It is jus wat u feel , when u read it its a fantabulous story of a boy when u start readin it u just feel u are harry potter u learn abt things u learn wat friend ship is u read a beautifull story , full of excitement , fun , and its kinda craze which creates makes it something excellent u donno when u start reading but once u start readin it u become addicted to it u could ve completed every book 10 times and still u will read for example i got al the audio books i am 18 :p and i stil sleep , listening to them everyday i listen to atleast 10 chapters The story line of , hexes , spells , quiddditch , brooms , fire bolt , ginny weasley :P , voldemort , dark arts , etc etc are jus tooo good and they are my favourites