Book Face-off :Harry Potter VS Percy Jackson

HARRY POTTER SERIES –

PROS –

  • Harry Potter will hold the interest of children because the way this book and film is created has a significant level of suspense, leaving you wondering what will happen next.
  • The twin brothers of Ron Weasley, joke a lot and children will certainly find them amusing.
  • Reading it will increase the extent of your imagination, inviting them to further their creative mind, long after enjoying the series.
  • Harry Potter series bring some messages of several topics like overall growth of a human being friendship, teamwork, etc……which are great way to build some understanding for children and adults. A few examples are:
    • Friendship among the characters.
    • Loyalty to something that brings people help and also sometimes the end of their life. We can see loyalty in many characters through the end of their life. It is lesson for being principled.
    • The simplicity of the characters life and their humble nature can also be seen. We can also see how the attitude of being humble and simple has saved the many characters in the series.
    • Also, the heroic actions of the characters that stand to the righteousness.
  • You will never be bored. The plots have moderate pace and can be understood well. Even when the plot is slow, you will keep wondering ‘What will happen next?

CONS –

  • There are a variety of creatures out of which some are good and some are scary. The book is not for the ones with weak hearts. Although intended for children, at times, there are shocking and terrifying scenes.
  • The description of the effects of some spells may be appalling.
  • Because once you start, you might not be able to stop before the series ends, there is a strong chance of amnesia and loss of appetite.

PERCY JACKSON SERIES –

Let's Talk About The Percy Jackson Series – The Little ...

PROS –

  • People say that Percy Jackson doesn’t have a strong character development. I disagree, Percy Jackson has been through some major stuff. If you compared the Lightning Thief (first book of the first series) all the way to Blood of Olympus (last book of second series). Then you could see that Percy Jackson is a completely different character and changed alot.
  • While some may argue that Rick Riordan simply used existing mythologies in his books and that does not count as world building, I heartily disagree. Rick used age-old myths and incorporated them into the modern world in such a way that he left near to zero loopholes and made it a fun read.While some may argue that Rick Riordan simply used existing mythologies in his books and that does not count as world building, I heartily disagree. Rick used age-old myths and incorporated them into the modern world in such a way that he left near to zero loopholes and made it a fun read.
  • Percy Jackson grew up just like Harry Potter did. Albeit in a more subtle way (since this is really pointed more towards a younger audience), but it still gave readers an awesome feeling. People, even people on the Percy Jackson side, forget about things that happen in Percy Jackson. It isn’t all humor. Percy learns a great deal on his journey. People die. He gets blamed for the death of someone important to one of the main supporting characters, someone who ends up changing drastically because of the death. Every single one of these deaths affect him.
  • The PJO series frequently made me laugh.

CONS –

  • Throughout Harry Potter, we keep on discovering new traits and backgrounds of our favorite characters.The Dumbledore who was portrayed as a near perfect being in the first books changed into someone with a past more tragic than others.We also discovered the true nature of Voldemort which we simply could not find in Kronos.Harry himself had coping issues after the death of Cedric Diggory and we saw his dark side. Whereas, Percy never went through that much amount of character development.
  • Percy also does not have as much depth of emotion as Harry does. Despite the Percy Jackson books being written in first-person narrative, I found myself, feeling much stronger emotions while I was in Harry’s head, even though the Harry Potter books are written in third-person limited narrative

Which one do you prefer ? Let’s talk in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “Book Face-off :Harry Potter VS Percy Jackson”

  1. I think I like Harry Potter better because of the characterisation….the way you kept on discovering new traits was 👍….also the emotion and depth in Harry Potter was quite commendable

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    1. yes have to agree with you lucy ! However I feel percy jackson was for a younger age group so therefore there were not so in depth scenes…there was a lot of humor in percy jackson to make it enjoyable for young readers

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