I loved the Harry Potter series. It really opens up and works your imagination (Diagon Alley, Hogwarts,Hagrid,Snape,etc.). It contains good messages like stick up for what you believe, never give up, trust in your friends, and more! It had a reasonable amount of violence, (getting to the sorcerer's stone, Draco Malfoy, etc). There was no swearing just name calling, git, prat, idiot, etc. No sex just hugs, "motherly" kisses from Mrs.Weasley (when they introduce Ron).
Yes, it was a little gross when J.K. Rowling described the man with 2 faces but he WAS the bad guy... But other than that I though it was a really super book and series!!!!