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I am considering rereading the series. I read them when I was in grade school and greatly enjoyed them. But, I am now concerned that they are too far below my reading level.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Read them again and find out?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know what your level is, but I just recently read it for the first time and I really like it. I'm 20 years old .-.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like how Voldemort loses.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am curious as to why you think this. Do you mean the method is which he loses? Or do you think that he was actually the good guy?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Harry Potter is such liberal propaganda, probably one of the best lib fiction works ever. I like it despite that though. Also Voldemort and his kin are just too evil, there’s pretty much no angle to actually sympathize and understand. He’s just a total prick.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just read the books and think this is the take you have if you only watch the movies. The books, though written roughly for the most part, set up wonderful parallels between Harry, Dumbledore, Voldemort, Snape, and even Salazar Slytherin. There's a running theme through the series about personal choice in the face of familial trauma.

        JK Rowling does this and you all miss it, but East of Eden thumps you dumbasses over the head with it and there's praise for it every week.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’ll have to read the books

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Like I said, I read them, and they were pleasantly surprising. As the other anon in the thread said, she excels at teen dialogue. It's witty but not unrealistic. She also created a ton of interesting characters that were fun to spend time with. Book 5 struggled, mainly because she drones on in a meaningless direction and reiterates what does not need reiterated, but she reels it in for book 6 (I assume an editor stepped in) and delivers the best YA book I've ever read. I read a series of unfortunate events earlier this year, and it's extremely fun to compare the two, but you can get me started on that if you want

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I always enjoyed the films growing up so I'm sure I'll like the books. It'll also be a nice change from the mostly dark and depressing stuff I've been reading lately.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I breezed through em in 2 months, and I've been reading heavy literature for 8 years. It was a very nice break

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        not that I believe you or even think you have a solid and sound argument but just for shits and giggles, what exactly about HP is "liberal propaganda"?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Harry Potter is such liberal propaganda, probably one of the best lib fiction works ever. I like it despite that though. Also Voldemort and his kin are just too evil, there’s pretty much no angle to actually sympathize and understand. He’s just a total prick.

          someone post the image

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, I somewhat disagree. Voldemort's pretty shitty but the glimpses of his childhood definitely gave him a bit more depth. Though, I think the point JK was trying to make was that two people can have similar backgrounds (i.e. Harry and Voldy being orphans) and be completely different.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >. But, I am now concerned that they are too far below my reading level.
    insecure gay, frick off

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Great series, I enjoyed them over the movies given the extra context and material. for example, the fight that Ron's mother has with Bellatrix was way more violent in the book than the movie.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The movies are cringe

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't find them cringe just I enjoyed the books over the movies. the movies aren't bad by a long shot but if I had to do it over again I'd most certainly read the books before watching the films

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Some of it is great some of it is cringe. The cringe stuff usually wasn’t in the books or just plays better in the books.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are alluding to Rowling's worst novels, then, indeed, I dislike intensely the ghastly Harry Potter rigamarole.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first four are fun and have a comfy atmosphere. You can enjoy them as long as you're capable of forgetting about the all-encompassing media empire and consumerist pseudo-religion based around the books.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Always liked them but now I realize how many huge plot holes they contain.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you like it and enjoy it then read it. If you pick up the first book and start and realize you aren't feeling it like you used to then read something else. We will only know if you tell us.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    As a series it's not great. Gets way to convuluted and ruins its own world-building. It's been ages sincw I've read them too. If I ever was goung to get into them again, I think I would read the first two and then quit.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Having recently reread them all, they are pretty kiddy till book 3/4, then after that they are perfectly suited to leisure reading for an adult. I.E. not challenging but not insulting to the intelligence either.

    They are all good but the first few are truly children's books. Bu by the last one Rowling is putting Aeschylus quotes at the front of the book.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      *But by

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read them as a kid and loved them. Just started rereading them and they're still great.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They’re the Cheesecake Factory of literature

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      They give you diarrhea?

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read a couple of Goosebumps books for Halloween. They were below my reading level and I still enjoyed them.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    22 posts and noond has posted the pasta. I'm impressed.

    Re'read them as an adult J K Rowling is an average and competent writer in basically all repects but she execls at a few things:

    -Teenage dialouge and gently witty humour, she gets the funny low stakes drama of being a teenage boy right
    - intriuge - they're mystersy books first and foremost and she is very good at keeping a few threads open and closing them at a time that is narratively satisfying.
    -whimsy.

    They are comfy out of 10 and will take half the time of an adult book to read.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      you all hate her because that's the cool thing to do given her confusing pro & anti LGBTQ stances.
      Before that no one had any hate for her.
      but now she's average? lol stop it
      and to be clear before someone tries to spin my reply, I personally don't give a frick about anyone's sexual preference. long as you're not touching kids or raping people and animals then do you boo-boo but it was weird to me how one moment she made Dumbledore gay then the next minute she had anti LGBTQ stances - like lady, Pick a side and stay there.
      but back to my main point about fake ass woke cancel culture, everyone hates her now because its what the "cool kids" do.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it was weird to me how one moment she made Dumbledore gay then the next minute she had anti LGBTQ stances - like lady, Pick a side and stay there.
        Old liberals & new liberals.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Look I know some of the JKR hate in recent years is the result of it becoming hip to shit on her on account of her politics, but let's not pretend that's why people on fricking IQfy don't like her.

        As someone who's used twitter and read the sort of criticism thrown out by people who are just hating on her, I can assure you that this anon saying "she's pretty average but excels at a couple things that make her books fun to read" is nothing like that

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          only women read these books

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            not remotely true

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            trannies as well?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you are terminally online

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            seriously though, i know kids read them but if an adult man told me that he reads harry potter i'd find it weird.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why?
            As long as they don't solely read YA what is the issue?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            it just seems stunted
            like men who watch marvel movies, but somehow even worse & gayer

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >it just seems stunted
            elaborate

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What an absurdly ironic opinion to hold.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sure he cares that some loser on IQfy finds it weird

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            you know nothing about me, homosexual

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >let's not pretend that's why people on fricking IQfy don't like her
          you mean the people who hate women for simply being born with a vegana and ovaries? those simpletons?
          lets not pretend that IQfy or IQfys common population are the ideal of free thinkers and enlightened minds. at any given time or any given board you have to sift through the bullshit or racism, prejudice, xenophobia and other low iq forms of expression before you get even an iota of beneficial postings so you can stop pissing on my leg and claiming its raining with the insinuation of your above greentext.

          and for the anon you're defending, calling her average is akin to a trailer park resident calling the works of an astrophysicist "dumb".

          its hate with no basis or rhyme and reason

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            lol frick off

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >lol frick off
            translates to
            >Damnit Anon, I have no way to defend against your excellent analysis of my bullshit word salad I attempted to pass off as intelligent response.
            Yea I guess I'll frick off then, troll

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >comes to IQfy to complain about racism and sexism & defend YA slop
            you don't belong here

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Complains about me point out the dumb shit and instead of fixing it you would rather attack me
            you're absolutely correct, I must not belong here where men hate women, other men of different ethnicities and other stupid shit just to seem cool.
            that post (except the green text) is the only true thing you ever said.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            indeed, leave

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          homie alls im sayin is that I don't think anyone here gives a frick what she thinks about the LGBTQ+ZFR21! community or whatever the hell they call themselves now.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also, as someone who just finished them. Dumbledore was heavily implied to be gay and in a relationship with Grindelwald. Ive heard since that she confirmed it with movies or something, but it was always in the text

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I just reread the series, and I didn't see any gay subtext. It seemed like they were just friends.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I dont know what to tell you, anon. It's there. Reread the letters they wrote to each other

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >anti LGBTQ
        only the T

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it was weird to me how one moment she made Dumbledore gay then the next minute she had anti LGBTQ stances
        because homosexualry good except when it backfires against muh feminism. and that's why giving foids political rights remains as the biggest angloid L ever

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

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    Great books, never read 'em

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I liked it when I read it 20 odd years ago, probably because I was the exact target audience, is that alright?

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    terf mommy

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine her sucking and spitting on your balls with a POP every time she gets one of them out of her mouth. Then she just takes the two nuts in her mouth like a champ. God, I want a milf mommy so bad

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >But, I am now concerned that they are too far below my reading level.
    NPC tier approach. Harry Potter is great and still a success because it is enjoyable and confy

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the atmosphere in the chapters of the fist book where Harry arrives to Hogwarts and gradually gets used to his new life and new friends
    >the atmosphere in the chapters of the first book with the christmas break where Hogwarts is almost empty and Ron and Harry just roam around the place
    >the atmosphere in the chapters of the first book when Harry and Ron get out of bed to do shenanigans around Hogwarts at night
    I thank God that I read the series when I was still a kid. I can still feel the warm confy feeling of dreaming I was at Hogwarts too doing some bad boys stuff with my wizard friends

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Read Chrestomanci, far more enjoyable, JK is just discount Diana Wynne Jones.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those books were based. I sometimes think of the matchbook from time to time 20 years later.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Read the first one and decide from there. It's very short. I read it in one night.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Read it. I reread every 5 years or so and I enjoy them a lot. Pretty comfy read with a cool story

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They don’t stretch their legs as much as Bloom claims they do.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    do you Black folk really read harry potter? are you kids?

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ok class today we are going to learn EXACTLY the thing that harry and the gang are going to need to save the day at the end of the book
    >repeat 6 times
    >book 7
    >ok since class exploded and harry couldn't learn the new thing to save the day just make it that his mom put a life-saving spell on him or some shit i don't know

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    cant wait to see all the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry outfits

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i recently re-read most of them and was surprised at how heartfelt all the bits about his parents are, the ones in book 7 in particular (finding his mother's letter, going to GH, etc.). unironically most kids (myself included) are not in a position to appreciate this until they've lost someone they truly love. iirc Jo lost her mom early and it's obvious that has left quite the print on her. the GH chapter, the letter bit in book, and the stone bit unironically had me almost crying
    >Stay close to me

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's like candy, pretty mindless. I would not reread HP unless I had a bunch of time to kill, like if I was a lighthouse operator or something

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