It is amazing how fast I can read a book when I want to…
what I am noticing as I re read the HP series is that every single detail has a point. A lesson the students have repotting mandrakes is not just Rowlings idea of bulking out the plot… these mandrakes become crutial to waking students who have been petrified…
I could go on.
Other good series for teens/ younger people:
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman (The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass)
The Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson (The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot