Originally Posted by trixie23
I must be seriously missing out. Everyone I know is obsessed with those books (I've never read one)... Just curious, are they that good? I need new reading material once I am done with my witch and vampire chronicles????
It's hard to answer that question really, as it depends on so much. They are kids books, esp the early ones so the protaganists start off age 11 and grow up during the series (each book follows a school year). They got longer, more complex and darker as the series progresses - the kids are growing up and plot wise things are building up to the final confrontation so they are more young adult from about book 4. However, I enjoy reading young adult fiction as a lot of it is very good (I do read adult books too!). I really like the HP books. They're not war and peace, but they are very enjoyable imo. If you want to read them, I do recommend starting with book 1 as, although each book does contain a self contained story, there are story and character arcs that span the series, so don't be put off if you try the first one and find it too childish. The first 3 can be read very quickly.