Check out the great review of the HP series, written by none other than Stephen King. I like the fact he steps back to look at the series as a whole. He also talks about kids’ reading habits and tips his hat to Rowling’s predecessor, R. L. Stine. I read a bunch of Stine books growing up; it was a name I had forgotten. But the plots are slowly trickling back now. Good memories of car rides and lazy afternoons buried in a book.
Laura, don’t click on the link; I know you’re only in book 4 or 5. It’ll give away too much perhaps. Jed and E, you might actually want to read the article. It’s rather insightful about reading in general.