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Do you think the Harry Potter books turned more kids into readers?

Asked by kneesox (2331points) 1 month ago

Did the HP effect generalize to other reading matter?

Do you know of any kids who became more interested in reading after following the Harry Potter series?

Or did they just stick with that series and then stop?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes. Temporarily any way. My girls and I are voracious readers. Chris never cared for it.
I walked in the living room one day, and he was curled up in my reading spot, spell bound by Harry Potter!!!!!

canidmajor's avatar

I know a bunch of kids that really didn’t like reading before HP, then became pretty intense genre readers. First fantasy, the soft SF, then harder SF. Recently, a 25 year old friend of mine, who had hated reading until then, was just so excited about Andy Weir’s newest, which is a pretty far cry from the world of Hogwarts.

Demosthenes's avatar

I was already a reader by the time I first read Harry Potter (the first book was released in the U.S. in 1998 when I was 7, though I didn’t read it until three years later) but I know from friends and other anecdotes that it did turn many kids into readers. (At the time I was also reading A Series of Unfortunate Events and His Dark Materials, all of which helped cement my love of reading).

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

It helped turn my children into readers.

filmfann's avatar

Absolutely.

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