A book series written by J.K. Rowling. Though often compared to other works, like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter has a different feel and message. Those of us who grew up with the series will have felt, albeit unconsciously, how the story and characters realistically evolve with time, with the theme, mood, and characters growing more mature with every novel, essentially getting older WITH the reader. Its subtle messages about the importance of love, the unimportance of death, and the similarities between good and evil are often missed by even devout readers, but have no less an impact.
Harry Potter is a success due to J.K. Rowling's skill as a novelist. On the other hand, Twilight's success mainly comes from indulging it's primarily female audience's desire to be ravaged by a big, strong, powerful man. This may sound sexist, but some women do feel this way, however since the rise of feminism society generally frowns upon women expressing such feelings. As such, authors are generally discouraged from doing this. This created a need in the market that unfortunately Stephanie Myer realized she could fill. Though she could be complimented for being a skilled economist (or for just being lucky) she should not, and hopefully will NEVER be acknowledged as a good, or even as a mediocre, writer.
by Jus Sum Dude July 31, 2011
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A series of books that most people haven't read but don't hesitate to critcize, anyways. Often mistaken as books that are "just for kids", when the truth is they curse more than my older brother, are dark and depressing, but at the same time funny and lighthearted.
Dude: Harry Potter's gay.
Friend: Is that supposed to be an INSULT?!?!?!
by Clippy August 30, 2003
Well written books. All of you who think it sucks are obviously illiterate.
kid 1:omGAH! i so coo i dun read no hurry pota!

kid 2:no, your just a dumbass.
by Yo mama! January 16, 2005
A reporter for Australia's Network Ten (no joke).
"...Harry Potter, Ten news".
by Dan November 24, 2003
Best book series and movie series ever!
J.K. Rowling is a genius for creating the story and I personally would like to thank her for bringing joy to my life with the books and movies.
Loser: You're going to pay $30 for a stupid book??
Healthy Obsessed Me: Thats funny, I thought you just called my pride and joy stupid. Ya know what else is funny? My foot in your ass!
by everGirlx77 April 09, 2004
A seven-book series by author J.K Rowling about 'The Boy Who Lived'. HP is well-written and shouldn't be compared to Lord of the Rings being they are not even in the same category.
The fifth and latest Harry Potter book, Order of the Phoenix, sold over 5 million copies the day it came out.
by Lene June 24, 2004
A series of books that are highly criticized by illiterate and utterly STUPID morons. No, Harry Potter is not a rip-off of LOTR. I'm reading LOTR now and they are different books.
Wow. I didn't know that stupidity exsisted at the level of the people who diss the books.
by idunno November 14, 2003
Actually, a really good series of books by J.K. Rowling.
Although Lord of the Rings is entirely original, and very good, it's no good for young kids because of the slower-moving plot.
Harry Potter is better for younger people.

The five books out now are:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

There are two more books left to come.
My cousin is obsessed with Harry Potter, she actually makes out with his picture >gag<
by Loki July 25, 2003
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