I must admit I really enjoyed the entire Harry Potter collection, and read them incredibly quickly. I think we are all drawn to an orphan boy with magical powers, and the struggles that he faces in terms of friendship, isolation, rivalries and truths regarding his background, his parents and evil are very poignant and ca find parallels in the development of any teenager. Above all, the books are excellently plotted, and this is what makes them so good.
I have never been so drawn into a series of novels -- and I read a lot. I read all 7 novels back to back and completely appreciated the growth of the characters and the complexity of the intertwining of plot lines and the novels progressed. I can't recommend these novels more highly for ALL levels of readers. I think one of the greatest things about these books is that they get young people reading. I can hardly wait to re-read them along with my children.
Perhaps you could narrow your question down a bit as this is a very broad question to ask.
Even though Harry Potter is a character originally written for children, I have enjoyed all of the books immensely. I am, in fact, currently reading the first book to my daughter who will be going in to first grade in the fall. I have enjoyed the later books more than the first one since the stories have become more complex and the writing has sounded less like it is aimed at 10 year olds, but I still like all the books.
I think that the books are great fun and I think that they convey positive messages for children.
Is there some particular aspect of the books or the characters you wanted to discuss?
harry potter is immensly popular character because of his un-natural character...he has the ability to get of problems as"problems always find him".....though he is hero of series rowling didnt make him completly flawless or perfect....he was outspoken(actually telling truth always without seeing the whole situation) and a bit rekless towards sk0l rules like his father....but inspite of these he was caring,intelligent and someh0w sepecial which makes him a ever green character..
I have loved this series of books. I began reading with my youngest son and we finished the whole series. The books demonstrate the fight against good and evil and we discussed the many times that Harry struggled with making good decisions and his unselfish acts to protect those people around him. Another reason I love Harry Potter is that his books encouraged a whole new generation to read. This sparked my son's reading for enjoyment and opened him up to an entirely new appreciation for literature.
Is harry potter really an epic?