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View Poll Results: Who likes Harry Potter or Twilight?
Twilight 8 17.78%
Harry Potter 30 66.67%
Neither! 7 15.56%
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    11-20-2011, 07:07 PM
Twilight or Harry Potter?

Just wondering, who likes Harry Potter, and who likes Twilight?
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    11-21-2011, 12:12 AM
I love Harry Potter! I read the first one when I was 9 years old (20 now). It has been a huge part of my life.
    11-21-2011, 03:20 AM
I prefer Harry Potter, to be honest. The Twilight Saga has potential as a story, but I was soooo not impressed with Stephanie Meyer's writing. On the other hand, J.K. Rowling is a masterful writer who draws you into the story and adds dimension to almost every single character she creates.

The hallmark of a good writer is to start with an imperfect character and then grow them and mold them throughout the story until they are something better (or worse?) than what they were to begin with. I can honestly say that Stephanie Meyer's characters stay rather stagnant (except Jacob, who evolves almost constantly throughout the books) until the last book in the series. It's like she got to the last book and realized that her characters were pretty much exactly the same at the start of the fourth book as they were at the start of the first book and that people were starting to notice, so she hurriedly added some explosive growth to them and hoped for the best. I think that's why most people consider the fourth book to be the best of the series, because there was dimension in that book that was lacking in the other books.

With the Harry Potter books, there were constantly scenarios that changed and shaped the characters, bringing new traits (both desirable and undesirable) to the surface. The characters weren't always perfect and self-sacrificing. They were what humans should be, with human failings and short-comings, along with courage and nobility, however deeply buried. Even the minor characters in the Harry Potter books had room to grow and used it to its full advantage.

Now that I'm done sounding like the English/education major I Honestly, if one of my students were to do a book report on any book in the Twilight saga (with the exception, possibly, of Breaking Dawn), I would probably give them a non-passing grade and make them redo it...or just veto the book from the get-go. This doesn't mean that I haven't read all four of them myself...indeed, I have, but could only bring myself to do so once. On the other hand, I am on my third time through the Harry Potter series in the past few years (I'm also a Robert Jordan fan and since there are 14 books in the Wheel of Time series, I have staggered the two series in my reading...interspersed with a few of the 50-ish books written by Clive Cussler, another of my favorite authors).
    11-28-2011, 04:46 AM
I agree with drafty. Just wanted to throw in there, LOVE the Wheel of Time series :]
    11-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Originally Posted by xeventer17    
I agree with drafty. Just wanted to throw in there, LOVE the Wheel of Time series :]
I've found that a lot of people are "closet" WoT fans. Lol I also love the original DragonLance Chronicles by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weiss.
    11-28-2011, 06:48 PM
I love BOTH, can't get enough of both stories.
    12-10-2011, 06:12 PM
I like twilight harry potter is so eh,, weird
    12-10-2011, 07:00 PM
Green Broke
SOOO hard to decide! LOVE them both! But I chose Harry Potter because the story line is so great and i've read it way more than the Twilight series
    12-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Harry Potter any day. Can't stand the Twilight series.

But I really don't get why they keep getting compared? They are 2 verrrry different series. While Twilight is a love story, Harry Potter is about saving the magic and muggle world from evil.

I've loved the HP series since the first book came out and I grew up with it. I really miss it :(
I read the books every second year during Summer.
    01-25-2012, 08:49 AM
Harry potter all the way . I didnt mind the twilight books but when the movies came out I was soooo unimpressed that it turned me off forever haha. The twilight series is kinda addictive though....All I have to say is that robert patterson was soooo much better in harry potter and the goblet of fire than in twilight saga :P

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