I read book 1 in 1999 and it didn't strike me much. I re-read it in 2007 (ahead of book 7 being released) and I Got It. I blew through books 1-6 in six weeks. If you are an audiobook listener, Jim Dale's narration is spectacular. He was in Houston the week Book 7 was released and I got to hear him talk about the project. Even my wife, who normally doesn't consume fantasy books, loved them.
the only series I've ever read straight through, one after another, without a pause. book 1 is indeed meant primarily for younger readers but it still engaged me, and by book 3 I was roaring for more. Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes
They're worth the effort, and are strongest from about book three onwards. If you've seen the films, then there is a lot more in the books. They'd also make great books to read with your daughter.
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