My son and I started reading the Harry Potter series over a year ago, and just finished the other day. There were lots of twists and turns, and a lot of instances of his little brother running out of the room covering his ears, but we finally made it to the end. Spoiler alert: Harry wins! I never read these books as a kid (I was too old for it to be "cool"), but they really are great. JK Rowling has such a wonderful imagination and created an awesome world. Highly recommend reading these books with your kids. They are a little confusing and deep, so being able to answer his questions and listen to his guesses was half the fun!