J.K. Rowling's books tell the amazing tale of the boy who lived, Harry Potter. Harry, protected by the undying love of his parents, survived when the evil Lord Voldemort tried to kill him as a baby. Voldemort's power was reduced to almost nothing while Harry was miraculously left with only a scar. The story begins several years later when young Harry first learns the truth about how his parents and is to begin his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Voldemort is regaining his strength and influence, and Harry will have to face him again.
These books make an excellent addition to any personal library, no matter what the age! My little sister convinced me to give them a try and I ended up reading all five of them in under a week! These books have all the elements of a great story, from great characters to great adventures. Humor, action, and mystery kept me turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning. And as soon as things start to settle down, JKR throws in another twist to the plot--whether it be a new character, interesting object, or a new problem for Ron, Harry, and Hermione to face together.
Anybody who rates these books poorly clearly has not read them for themselves; they're just spouting off the anti-HP rhetoric fed to them in Sunday School. Please give these books a chance before disregarding them; I promise you won't regret it.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND these books for people of all ages who can appreciate a great story.