I don't think Harry Potter really needs any introduction, you've probably read or watched it, have seen the Lego sets, the museum or maybe just the adverts but just in case you have somehow missed out...
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy, so why do strange things keep happening. Somehow he can understand snakes and sometimes things just happen, and then there's the scar was it really made by a car crash? Bullied and unloved Harry lives in London with the Dursleys. Dudley his oversized cousin and his Aunt Petunia and her husband Uncle Vernon are all trying to keep it secret but finally there is no more hiding it.
The whole series of Harry Potter is great, although, my favourite books are probably Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The reason I like the first one is because it describes everything in much more detail than in other books. The reason I enjoy Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is because there is a lot more action and questions solved.
My favourite characters in the Harry Potter series are mainly Fred and George. I like them because whatever happens they always have a laugh. Other characters that I particularly enjoy reading about are, Snape and Ginny. The reason Snape is one of my favourite characters is the depth of his character, Snape is very intriguing and I like Ginny because she is a girl version of Fred and George.
You may be wondering why X years after it's publication I am still on the last book and it's simply because J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter is a great book to read aloud. For us, Harry Potter has been a family event and although it does take longer to get through than if you read it to yourself you are able to appreciate the cliff-hangers at the end of every chapter. For example, those who have read Harry potter might recognise this, if a chapter ended 'THEY ARE COMING' you would automatically read on and so the atmosphere of the cliff-hanger would loose it's power.
PS Alnwick Castle in the background!