I'm not into fantasy stories. And even though my sons and my husband read these stories, I never picked this one up. However, my book club at the time decided we should read at least the first one. And so we did. I thought maybe I would enjoy it, after all, it was so successful. Well, I didn't. Not my cup of tea.
However, there is a lot to be said about this series. It has brought millions of kids closer to books, so many children who would have never picked up a book and now became very avid readers, so J.K. Rowling deserves a medal just for that.