I totally agree w/ you guys, although they kinda started as more of a children's book, i would never have read a 870 page book when i was 10! not to mention they totally rock my face off right now! (And i'm not 10 )
My experience with people who don't lik the HP series has been 3 fold. The people I have discussed the series with that don't like it either:
1) Haven't read the books due to alleged "religious" reasons. They feel the "witchcraft" and "spells" used are BAD, or they have been "informed" by someone they know that the books are "spiritually damaging".
2) Haven't read the the books, because they simply don't like SciFi or Fantasy books.
3) Haven't read it simply because the books were written with children in mind.
It's very sad to me that so many people have such narrow minds. I actually feel sorry for them. I can't help but wonder, if these people have children will stifle their imaginations and creativity?
eh people are weird, my whole family reads HP, except for my dad cuz he's just weird, but me (17), my lil sis(13), my lil bro(9) n even my mom reads em, although she reads em in spanish, but they're 4 everyone as long as u understand, 600 pg books rnt bad for kids, i've always rd big books since i was like 6 i read novels, its just as long as u understand what ur reading
Just because the book was complicated doesnt mean that it was "not for kids" it may just mean that it was horribly written? I have picked up some of the HP books, and well, it is not exactly Shakespeare and when an author of mediocre style tries to interweave plots and such, well things get lost, not "more advanced". I am sorry but it was probably confusing because she cannot write well.
For all ages that's forsure.
I was in my eairly tweens when i picked them up. It felt as the series grew up as I did.
@ Umm: Books 4-7 were meant to be confusing. If they characters are confused then you are. And until the very end of 7 Harry remains confused. Also, imo, that's a example of a good writer. You feel exactly what the characters feel.