I'm an avid reader, and by avid I mean I'll read anyhting you put in front of me, but whether i like it or not is a compltely different story. Harry Potter was introduced to me at the age of 10, for my parents thought that Harry Potter not only contained evil magic, but also bad role models and kids getting away with wrong doings. First of all, magic IS evil. Witchcraft in the real world is evil and shouldn't be practiced. However, Harry's magic is different. His story isn't about magic, it's about defeating the most evil wizard in the world, while protecting his friends, while juggling the pressure of being a boy becoming mature. Dumbledore states many times that love is the best magic, Harry is even protected by his diseased mother's love multiple times. As for kids getting away with wrong doings, the only times main characters disobey the rules, (Harry, Ron, Hermione, the DA, etc) is when they know they need to! For example, *spoiler* in the Sorcerer's Stone, the kids know that Snape is trying to steal the Stone, and in order to defend the Stone and prevent Voldemort from coming back, they MUST disobey the rules and go to the third floor corridor, which saves Hogwarts. As for bad role models, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! The main character, Harry, makes the ultimate sacrifice in the end! *spoiler alert* He meets Voldemort in the forbidden forest in book seven and dies to save his friends, and even for many people he doen't know! Now, if that's not good role modeling, I don't know what is. And not to mention Neville! In th beginning he looks like a fearful little boy, but he becomes one of the bravest of them all! Many characters in the beginning who seem like jerks turn out to be heroes! So please, stop with the criticism. 10/10 stars. My favorite series of all time.