I like Harry Potter!
Remember when the first book came out and there was so much controversy over the "evil influences"? Buddy wanted to read it SO badly, and I told him I would read it first and then we'd talk about it. I loved it and I still do!
I think its GOOD to teach children that there is good and bad all around us, and for them to have role models (both real and fictional) that deal with it well. How else will they learn that their mission is to follow Christ even when there is bad all around us. We somehow choose and defend the good, partly because we've been taught by example.
Here are some of my very favorite quotes.
(Interesting that my favorite quotes come from just 2 characters...)
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
"We have all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the power we chose to act on. That’s who we really are."
"It's our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
"We are as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
"Time is short, and unless the few of us who knows the truth do not stand united, there is no hope for any of us."