Harry Potter or twilight?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arabookworm, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    which do you like better, pros and cons, etc. I know lots of people feel strongly about this, but lets keep it civil, all right? I don't want this shut down. no screaming matches, just intelligent discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the books.
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Quote:potter, for all ages.
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    I like Harry Potter.
  4. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I forgot to say which one I like! [​IMG]


    I just think that it is better for a wider range of ages and it portrays the thoughts and emotions of a teenager a lot more accurately than twilight does. plus there is real conflict in it, whereas twilight is basically edward arguing with himself.
  5. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2009
    Glidden, IA
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I'm too old to care for either. [​IMG]
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    i could not get into potter the books or the movies.... but i am a huge twilight fan... (i even have the t-shirt....lol)

    it could have something to do with the writing style or the fact that potter was huge at the same time as LOTR ( hich i could not get into either )

    I know the 2 are drastically different, but the whole wizzards and warlock thing.. i guess its just not my thing.
  8. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    Chuluota, FL
    I personally like both. But then I haver read both series multiple times. I just really like to read.
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Potter is incredibly well written with strong character development and intriguing plots. It also has the bonus of strong female characters who are smart and clever and bright. Actually, both the male and female characters hold those traits. [​IMG]

    Twilight is essentially a trashy romance novel for 15 year olds. The plot is transparent. The characters are simplistic. The message is that a woman cannot be complete without a man. To quote my sister- " Really? Vampire boy has had a hundred years to become interesting and this is all he's got?" I won't go into my opinion of the female lead, but suffice it to say that the word "drivel" comes to mind. The only good part of the books is that, like the Potter series, this one has encouraged children to read.

    (I have read all 7 books of the Potter series and all 4 of the Twilight series. There is no comparison.)
  10. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I love both of them. Can t wait til next spring for the HP theme park to open in orlando.

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