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Which Harry Potter did you like the best?

Asked by SuperMouse (30793points) August 1st, 2008

Marina’s answer to this question inspired me. Which Harry Potter book did you like the best? My personal favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban with Order of the Phoenix coming in a close second.

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cage's avatar

goblet of fire

MacBean's avatar

I agree with that! PoA first, OotP a close second. My enjoyment of just about everything has more to do with characters than plots, and those two introduced and depended heavily on some of my favorites.

Lovelocke's avatar

Prisoner of Azkaban. Alphonso Cuaron is amazing, as was his “follow up” film, “Children of Men”.

Plus, it was a Hermione-heavy film, which as we all know is where Harry Potter gets its money from. She-so-hot!

trumi's avatar

@Lovelocke; she was like fourteen! What are you thinking! And he is talking about the books. but yes, Children of Men was amazing.

I agree with both of you, PoA then OotP.

Lovelocke's avatar

@Trumi – I thought she was hot in Chamber of Secrets. Don’t think of it as pedophilia, think of it more like “Preordering a really hot chick”. Nobody looks at you crooked when you go into a Gamestop and pay for a game that isn’t due out until next year, right?

All I ask for is the same respect… yum, Hermione! <3

trumi's avatar

You’re fucking gross.

Gruz06's avatar

Prisoner of Azkaban. There’s just something about it.

Lovelocke's avatar

@gruz: It was a Hermione fest. That’s what was missing from the latest film, and that’s what’s missing from the Half Blood Prince trailer. No Hermione.

trumi's avatar

We’re talking about the books, you fucking pervert. Emma Watson was eleven during the filming of Chamber of Secrets. Please stop answering this question.

I think its the wonderfully rich story of James, Sirius, and Remus. That made book 3 for me. I think we can all identify with them. Also, book 3 gets way more into Fred and George, who we all adore. :D

La_chica_gomela's avatar

The first one makes my heart want to burst with joy the most, so if I had to pick one, it would be that one, but I really do love them all!

shrubbery's avatar

I too love the Prisoner of Azkaban the best. Then it goes 1, 2, 4, 7, 6, 5.

Lovelocke's avatar

I love how quickly Potter geeks get their backs up. Even easier targets than Star Wars fans.


MacBean's avatar

@Lovelocke—I don’t think the problem is that they’re Potter fans. I think the problem is that they’re not pedophile fans.

sdeutsch's avatar

It’s a hard choice, but I’m with the majority here – Prisoner of Azkaban first, with Order of the Phoenix a close second. I think it’s because in both of those books, you could feel the whole world of the books shift a little – each time it got a little deeper, a little darker, and so much richer than it had been before.

Books 1 and 2 were really just Harry and his friends having adventures that happened to be related to Voldemort, but there wasn’t a sense of an overarching plot that went beyond the immediate stories. Like Trumi says, with book 3 you get the rich history of the Marauders and you start to see Harry’s place in the world a little better – and then with book 5, Harry’s thrown headfirst into a world at war, and it almost becomes an epic story.

I love epics – but maybe that’s because when I find a good book, I really just don’t want it to end… =)

redsgirl4eva's avatar

My favorite I just can’t choose a favorite I love them all.

Thegary's avatar

I like the one that has yet to be written. One that actually has some poetry to the words. I know it was written for children, but I generally expect more out of a published author. They should have just skipped straight to movies and not tried to pass them off as any kind of literature.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@Thegary, you don’t have to be a jerk. A lot of people love the Harry Potter books. Why do you want to wander into a place where the whole purpose is to let people to talk about how much they love something and then you trash it? That’s just rude.

MacBean's avatar

@La_chica_gomela—A lot of people love the Twilight books, too, but that’s not gonna stop me from taking every chance I get to say I think they’re poorly written and actually harmful to impressionable people who read them. I might think Thegary is an idiot for his/her opinion, but s/he still has the right to voice it. Especially since the question was technically answered…

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@MacBean, of course everyone has the “right” to say whatever they want. That has nothing to do with being rude or not. I have the “right” to tell Thegary I think his mom is ugly if I think she is, that doesn’t mean it’s not rude.

MacBean's avatar

@La_chica_gomela—Okay… I guess I just don’t think what was said was rude. “Those books are stupid and for little kids and anyone who reads them is an idiot” would have been rude. Saying that JRo’s writing isn’t up to his/her standards for published writing… isn’t.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

all of them! I can’t choose only one.

cRazelyCrazed's avatar

For some reason I ador the order of the pheonix.

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