I had "Harry" on my bookshelf (the first 3 books) for the last several years. I thought I'd collect them for my grandchildren. In April, I picked the first one up and read it and...that was it! I was hooked ! In the last 12 weeks, I've read the entire series. These books are not just for children, and I know that's been said a million times. Adults who love a good fantasy, action, mystery, humor, and all out adventure will love the Harry Potter series. JK Rowling writes such wonderful stories with a little Stephen King, George Martin, ET, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, Nancy Drew (Heromine), and the Wizard of Oz all all thrown in the mix. You become apart of Harry's world very quickly and grow to love so many of the characters. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was great book with a shocker of an ending that had the tears flowing down my face (You can't help but cry). Ironically, I found myself chuckling a few years back at all the "crazy" people who would stand in line for hours waiting on the next Harry Potter book. NOW, I'm going to be the first one in line waiting on the 7th and final book :-) I've spent the last two months with Harry on an every day basis. I'm feeling a little lost today; I will definitely miss him ! I definitely recommend this series to the older generation, as well as the young. This series will go down in history ! Excellent writing !