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I Don't Get the Appeal of Harry Potter

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    Not For Me!

        Ok.....so I'll admit to not reading the books. I know of plenty of HP fans that say that the books are the best....well, maybe they are....maybe they're not....but after having to push myself to see the movies (apart from the last one and the soon-to-be-released FINAL one...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    WTHP???

    So I never really understood why people don't read the classics but they would rather read Harry Potter. I have tried reading the series, only to realize that the story repeats itself every freaking time!  In all the books: Harry runs away from his uncle's house and...
    sparkles4edward sparkles4edward 26-30, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Seriously I Don't

    what's the fun, in a gay looking boy......not exactly bright.....with a gay stick on his hand....saying gay words....making gay magic, all this while he's flying around in a gay way in a gay broom..... with all his gray friends and a girl lol I simply don't see the point or the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    Never Reall Watched It

    and i seriously doubt that i ever will. A boy wizzard, witch friends...flying around defeating bad people...and the point is? I'm not knocking anybody who is a fan, because we all have our outlets etc...but..i just don't get it.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Whatever Happened to Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover...

    I'm a Harry Potter fan or well, I was until the series finished. I started reading Harry Potter when I was ten years old. It taught me how to read and it gave me something, a world I could relate to, a world I could disappear into to avoid my misery of the real world. Now, you're...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Harry Potter Fans

    I saw the movies and it's not like they weren't good; i just can't imagine reading the series is all. A lot of people really liked Harry Potter. I guess the use of magic, sorcery etc. just wasn't my thing. I'm sure the writer was talented: It just didn't appeal to me.
    jenimichel jenimichel 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I Am At a Loss...

      Am I just...odd? Am I too old? Am I, indeed, not old enough?  What is wrong with me? I really cannot get the concept of Harry Bloody Potter! Granted, I haven't read all the books...I really don't want to fall asleep that long...but what I have read has been pretty...
    Samm199294 Samm199294 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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