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Are Percy Jackson books better than Harry Potter books?

Asked by: devki
  • Percy Jackson is Darker, and Better

    Ok, let me just start this out by saying I ADORE Harry Potter and it was the first fandom I joined, and it really sticks with me, unlike other fandoms. And, Harry Potter is quite dark, but in a more, emotional way. If you've read House of Hades, you'll see that there are aspects of it that are horrifying, and there are some parts, especially Nico's, that were almost nauseatingly scary the first time I read them. One Example is when Nico confesses to having a crush on Percy. He is scared, and manipulated, to the point that for a while, I didn't know if he was 'good' anymore. Then again, I really like dark books, so I'm a bit biased. Another point is diversity. There has always been a slightly ongoing battle in the HP fandom about sexualities, race, sexism, and just pretty controversial subjects. In PJO and more so HOO, there are children with conflicted sexualities (see House of Hades), Racial diversity (examples: Leo, Reyna, Hylla, Frank, Hazel, Piper, Drew, Charlie, Ethan, and possibly Percy himself. (There are many theories going around that he's South Asian, but idk). And in that way, it's so PERFECT, cause it goes to show that all these people are people, and they can have terrible, HORRIBLE, flaws, but that is what makes them human, (not fully, though).

  • Persassy is awesome

    I am obsessed with both series, but I must admit, Percy is funnier and more lovable. Percy has gone on many quests, sneaking out of camp (risking his life while doing that, btw, the harpies are vicious), and saved the ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD, not just the WiZARDING world, like Harry. Harry has never "snuck" out of Hogwarts. In the last book, Harry has not even gone to Hogwarts; he never snuck out. Percy is also related to A GOD. Harry... Beat that.

  • Percy Jackson is something that I've grown up with.

    Telling me that Harry Potter has "more depth" and that Percy Jackson is "so predictable" really annoys me. I wonder why people forget everything that they read, especially when it comes to Percy Jackson.

    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.

    He learns that sometimes you need to accept your current situation. He learns that there are people you can't trust, and that things change. He learns, especially, not to give up. There was a certain part of the last book that really showed this, and it was when he gave Hestia Hope, telling her that Hope survives best at the Hearth.
    I love the surprises in the book, too. People overlook Percy Jackson as a book that only hits the surface. Harry Potter, in comparison, is really deep. But Percy Jackson has character growth. Take a look at Nico D'angelo. He's gone through the death of his sister, and he realized that he should have never trusted Percy in the first place. He loses faith in the main character. And it hurts Percy. I can't think of one moment where this happens in Harry Potter.

    There is so much more that I can say about Percy Jackson, but I think no one will read this if it's too long. Please read this. It actually makes more sense than just: PJO ALL THE WAYYYYYY!!!

  • I like Percy Jackson books because

    Pj rocks thats all i can say . Percy Jackson has a high amount of humor and in harry potter the humor is pretty less compared to percy jackson
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  • I like Percy Jackson books because

    Pj rocks thats all i can say . Percy Jackson has a high amount of humor and in harry potter the humor is pretty less compared to percy jackson
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  • PJ all the way

    Harry is too boring and hairy. Got no humor. Percy is funny and heroic. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I. I I I

  • Percy Jackson, like obviously.

    Harry Potter is awesome at d beginning bot it gets boring at d end. In d PJ series d books improve. It's also more interesting and fun filled. It has made me 💜 Greek mythology. Percy Jackson is way cuter and way more interesting than HP. U get 2 know d characters better and u can actually feel wat they r thinking btw, writing a book like d Percy Jackson series is a great deal harder than d HP series. U have 2 relate everything which is really tough! I repeat : PERCY JACKSON IS WAY BETTER!!! ❤️ PJ

  • Better, hero, humor, characters, plot

    Percy is so much more relatable than Harry. He makes mistakes, and he has all these little flaws and goofs that make him such a character. Harry Potter doesn't really have that much humor, and Percy Jackson does, making Percy Jackson a much more enjoyable read. Plus, you really get in to the story and adventure, unlike Harry Potter, cause most of it just happens at Hogwarts. Plus there's more action. And you have so many relatable badarse heroic characters. The Percy Jackson books will stay with me forever, and will always be my favorites

  • I love percy jackson

    Percy Jackson is way better than harry potter because you learn more and feel like your in the scenes. Whilst harry potter has no suspence, it just goes on and on and on, it is truly boring! There are no new charecters in the opposing book when percy jackson gets new charecters in every book. Percy Jackson teaches you about how the world is, what friendship and love truly means, ancient greek history if you will! Percy jackson is more adventerous and interesting! Harry potter just keeps scaring the kids but most of harry potter has movies which completly kills all the suspense. Its a good thing that pj has only 2 movies! Percy Jackson is the best!

  • Percy Jackson is better than the Harry Potter series

    As much as I love Harry Potter I love the Percy Jackson better, the characters are more interesting and being the children of Gods I think that's pretty dam (pjo reference) cool. Percy Jackson isn't as dark and miserable as Harry Potter and in a lot of ways, the two stories are similar, I guess when we get to Heroes of Olympus it changes but in the percy Jackson series we have three main characters, Percy, Annabeth and Grover and in hp we have Harry, Ron and Hermione. In the last book of both series two of the main characters will eventually get together. But as far as movies go, Harry Potter is better, I've been to the actual set and it's as similar as the books, they have privet drive, the bridge, the door to the chamber of secrets and etc. the pjo movies sucked! They got the ages completely wrong, annabeth is brunette! (But at least she's blonde in s.O.M) grover is nothing like, well, grover! And don't get me started on Percy! So for the books percy Jackson is better but for the movies Harry Potter is!

  • Harry Potter is beyond compare !!

    On the opposite to Percy Jackson, Harry Potter is written with depth and significance. The jokes in PJ are pathetic and can make laugh only 7-year- old child. The monsters and level of their intelligence is so pitiful that makes you sick. H.P is created for more mature reader. The first books (1,2) are (I admit) written in a childish way (but way better and mature than PJ) but later on they become darker what's incredible. I also reckon that P.J. Is quite based on H.P. I know generally is differnt. P.J- greek mitology H.P- magic, wizards etc. But both books has main male character who's brave and comes to completely new world than he has known before , also he has to save the world. He has friends - smart girl who's wise and sensible and has brilliant ideas and funny boy who jokes and everything. It seems that R. Riordan found out that H.P series had turned out to be unbelievably successful so he decided to write his own books based on similiar schema. That's the truth. You may not see it because you're so in love with P.J and just you're blind or you simply have grow up.

  • I love both books, but I think Harry Potter is better.

    I am a HUGE Percy Jackson fan, but Harry Potter is a lot deeper, and much more in depth with characters. Also, I didn't feel that anything was rushed in the Harry Potter series, which I find cool, swing the development of characters over 7 years. But overall, they are both AMAZING series, despite differences.

  • Percy Jackson all the way!

    I have reed the books 7 times and cry each time when someone dies I love me next series and cry of joy when I get a new book ! It's amazing
    Thought when I read the Harry potter book you can feel that j.K Rowling has been bored and that she says hey why not kill that character there is to much explains to do so whatever but in Percy Jackson series you are meant to be there you can see it is as if you were there known the caracters all your life ,So Percy Jackson is part of my life I stared reading when I was 9 and now I am 14 I just can t get enough of it ! I love the funny titles the jokes the existent the en

  • Harry Potter is much better.

    The argument is self explanatory. Which book series has had more readers, more people buying the books and also which book series has been made into a more successful movie series? The answer to all of them is the Harry Potter books by J,K. Rowling. There is no more proof needed to show that they are better than the Percy Jackson.

  • There is no competition

    Harry is a way better character than Percy. Percabeth is cute but they are super super cringey. Annabeth is literally a blonde Hemione, Grover is Ron, and all the other characters don't matter. Like Nico is the Draco ig. Harry Potter is darker and it is written beautifully. Percy Jackson has bad writing and dumb dialogue. Also Harry Potter's plot is way better and deeper.

  • The Difference between the two

    Both the book are amazing. The difference between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson is that Harry potter has more emotional scenes and a LOT of death...I repeat A LOOOOOT!! Percy Jackson is more of an action, humor and romance based. While Harry Potter has a little bit a romance and a lot of action. I think i like harry potter more cuz u go on an emotional roller coaster where u cry cuz ur fav character died, or ur happy cuz someone ends up together and u approve of it. Percy Jackson is also good because.... I APPROVE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIPS....HARRY x HERMIONE FOREVER!!!!!! >ahem< excuse me sry...Anyway Percy Jackson is rlly funny and has a lot of action... It has some romance but its usually with about the main 6. The characters r personaly better. Ppl say that there is no humor in hp but Ron for instance has some humor. I cant choose a side because both r rlly good...

  • Harry potter is better

    Harry Potter is better in my opinion because I can relate to it and you have magic I mean MAGIC WANDS BROOMSTICKS HOUSES!!!!! And you get to learn about subjects care of magical creatures, positions defense against the dark arts, herbiligy runes, etc AND THERE IS DUMBLEDORE HOW COOL IS HE????!!!!! And you can ride hippogriffs compete in the triwizard tournament ride threstals play quidditch etc and when I look at the hp characters I'm like well that's my group of friends. And you don't have to worry about angry gods XD so that's why I think Harry Potter is wwwwwwaaaaaaayyyyyyy better than Percy Jackson. SLYTHERIN ALL THE WAY!!!!

  • Harry Potter is a Classic.....

    Harry potter has been around for a lot longer than percy jackson. Harry potter has captured the hearts and minds of many people across the word. The Harry Potter books are distributed in over 200 territories, are translated into 68 languages and have sold over 400 million copies worldwide. 45 million copies of the percy jackson books have been sold in only than 35 countries. Harry potter has made a whole movie franchise too. They have a theme park and merchandise. This publicity take true fans. And only good books get that many fans.

  • Obviously Harry potter is better...

    It's better because, it has better and more original ideas, more interesting, just plain better. I tried to read Percy Jackson once and, yeah NO!! No way on earth that was happening, its boring, on the other hand harry potter is more depth and interesting. It keeps you on the edge of you seat all the time. All I see in Percy Jackson is "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH" Harry Potter also has more exciting adventures, and deadly characters that vanish and leave you wanting more. For example Voldemort he isn't all evil there's a story behind his doing, he was insecure and mad/angry. He just wanted revenge. Now do you see what I mean?? I'll let you think...

  • It is a close one,but I have to say HP.

    When I read PJO i loved it, but when I got about halfway past the HOO series I realized it was getting boring because it is the same plot in each book, They Travel across the USA (or across seas), get past obstacles in each new area, and eventually save the day. It is just way too predictable. It was obvious who was going to die and who would survive. Also, the books PJO and HOO play out almost exactly the same. It was boring and predictable, and it felt like a copy of HP.


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