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Not a patch on Potter
on 1 March 2011
These books are definately no Harry Potter. Whilst probably great fun for the age range they are intended for, they are only vaguely interesting to an older reader. There is none of the depth and intricacy that characterises Rowling's work. The narrative style is jerky and the characters under-developed. Annoyingly, seemingly momentous events are all but forgotten in a number of hours by the main characters and the plot progresses in extremely odd ways sometimes.
That said, they do pass the time even if you cannot get fully lost in them.
My advice would be to try the first one, and if the narrative style grates then don't bother with the rest but your kid will probably love them.