let me start with the fact that a lot has been said about the series to both sides. and yet, as a former fan i feel the need to review it. i started reading the book when i was seven. it was my very first serious book. the megical world JKR has created, the combination of myths and legends was fascinating, although i was to young to aprreciate. in fact, that's what i aprreciate now about the books. back then i loved the adventure and magic, and the story about a secret wizard school. even now, when i think of HP books, i have this sense of nostalgia. the problem is that i grew up and read many different books. i was exposed to different stories and writing styles. when knowing more comprasion is invitable. and so i couldn't avoid comparing HP books to others, realizing that in fact, IMO, HP books weren't that great. the writing is O.K the plot isn't that great, and most of the characters were one dimensional, having a part to play and fullfilling that requirment alone. IMO. there were many things that weren't as logical, but as i already said; there are many reviews, and they cover most of it. what i do have to say is that i'd recommened this series to middle school- from seven to fourteen years.