3 Books That Aren't Just For Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Many people have read a number of books that have been deemed children's books in a variety of different genres. But, as adults get enjoyment out of them, why should they be marketed solely as books for kids? You know those ones that you loved but sometimes might feel a little embarrassed to admit it? I've read several series of books that would be considered children's books but are just as enjoyable and stimulating for adults.

The Harry Potter Series
We all know the popular franchise of Harry Potter, and it is hard to disagree with the fact that J.K Rowling brought a magical world to life. So magical in fact, that a lot of us sat there and waited for our acceptance letters to Hogwarts even if we were slightly too old! But this is one of the many books that was marketed towards children and young people far more than it was to adults.

The magical world of wizards, whomping willows, and flying cars captured our hearts no matter how old we were when we first read them. When the movies came out, the same thing happened. The marketing was primarily focused on younger people rather than adults, but we know that Hogwarts has a special place in many grown-ups hearts.

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
You might remember this series of books from the late nineties through the early noughties that kids at that time loved. But, it wasn’t just the children who had a fondness for the series, it was also the adults. Author Daniel Handler may have written these books with children in mind, but he captured a different audience with his words. Adults fell in love with the suspense, the mystery, and everything about the world of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events.

The world feels real to all those who read it, and you are not going to find another novel quite like this in your lifetime. So, it shouldn’t be hard to believe that this series is not just for children, and if you haven’t read these books, you should give them a try.

The Hobbit
What started out as a bedtime story for J.R.R Tolkien's child became something that lives in the hearts of so many and has been critically acclaimed for 80 years. The Hobbit or ‘There And Back Again’ is a heartwarming tale about a thief who embarks on a journey and shows exceptional bravery as he stares down the barrel of danger, never backing down.

It was later turned into the successful trilogy by the same name and has done as well as its successor, Lord Of The Rings. But, this tale has since become special to many people, teaching children and adults alike about bravery, kindness and all the other values that aid us in our lives every day.

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