Amen to that. I, personally, agree with you. =)
Definitely. I may prefer HP, but I know that there is no real way of comparing the two stories. If two things have no similarities, then what bases on which is there to compare the said things?
My view on this can basically be summed up by John's video reviewing Twilight. Harry Potter is okay, but I'm kind of turned off to it because nearly everyone I know thinks it's perfect. I don't think there can only be one "best." I agree with John's point that reading broadly is a good thing, and just because Twilight has no meaning, doesn't mean it has no value! Those are two different things.
Where's the second good series?
Erm, yeah, not exactly a hard question.
We have a book club at my school and what puts me off going is the fact that every week it turns into Harry Potter vs. Twilight. I think ultimately the answer is not which is better, but which appeals more to your personal interests.
Typically (I said typically, not always) Twilight is more attractive to teenage girls. I read in an article a few weeks ago that "Twilight is successful because it appeals to the sexual desires of teenage girls". Now personally that's not what I'm into but I can see the appeal of the love story. There are definately problems with the logistics of this love story (the ridiculous age gap, boring character, the suggestion that you can;t live unless you have a strong man to protect you) but if you look past those, or don't think about them in the first place, then the love story about finding someone so amazing and brilliant and having them love you back can be a plesant read.
Harry Potter on the other hand appeals to an entirely different set of moral ideas. It deals a lot with the theme of death and the way we percieve those around us, with the themes of growing up and accepting responsibility that comes with adulthood. Admittedly, the fate of the world doesn't always rest with us as we grow up but dealing with increasing pressure towards our adult years is something we can all empathise with.
Both series deal with real life problems brought into a fanstasy world context, Harry Potter about the pressures of life and Twilight about the journey into finding love and a partner. Both fantasy worlds are built within the real world, bringing the contect of them closer to the reader. Which world you find easier to put yourself into will inevitably be your favourite, and I think this says more about the reader than the books themselves.
I agree with you, but I am a thirteen year old girl. I go to a large school with lots of other teenage girls... and I don't care for Twilight much. Harry Potter rocks.
Harry Potter- hands down. There's absolutely no comparison. Don't get me wrong; I love Twilight, but Harry Potter is just, well, better. In my opinion Twilight is a bit overrated but oh well.
HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN EXCEPT FOR MAYBE THE FAULT IN OUR STARS