THANK YOU SO MUCH SAMI.
Although, yeah, Twilight and HP are incomparable because they're totally different, they are still books, are they not? You can still compare Jane Austin and Agatha Christie and say why one is better than the other.
I started reading HP when I was eight and have read it four or five times. I went to a day camp about HP when I was ten. Then, I read Twilight. I used to be obsessed with Twilight. Completely. I, well, joined a forum about it, got posters of RP's face for Christmas, bookmarked my favourite quotes. I was taken.
Then, my friend and I went to the newest HP movie and waited in line for hours in the freezing cold, dressed up as a Ravenclaw and a Slytherin. And she introduced me to wizard rock.
Now, one of the things I love soooo much about books is their fandoms. And HP has a giant one. Like I just mentioned, wrock is brilliant. It's a whole bunch of different people joining over the books they love in music. Making friendships. Sure, I've made friendships here too, and I love all my friends from here, but if you go on YouTube and look up italktosnakes, fiveawesomegirls, the Parselmouths, Ministry of Magic, the Remus Lupins, or more, you'll see how much the series means to them and you'll appreciate it more. Well, at least I did. I fell back in love with HP and got more involved in the fandom than ever.
Now, onto the books.
Like Sami so brilliantly said, we all know Bella is an unreliable narrator. She just SITS there and goes catatonic. George's (spoiler of DH, btw) brother died, and he kept on living! Look at all those people who died! Lupin, Tonks, Colin Creevey! Dobby! James and Lily Potter! Sirius! Harry just used it as fuel to defeat the 'evil'; and even Voldemort had reasons for being like that. (Well... mostly.) (end spoilers)
"Twilight is mostly read by teen girls and their moms. Harry Potter is read to small children at bed tiime, read by older kids who want a taste of fantasy, read by parents and uncles and college students." YES.
"All the preaching in Twilight is so obvious no one has to reread it to find things they missed." Okay, well, that's just SM's life. She believes those lessons she writes into her books. Sure she isn't the best writer (...she isn't.), but she tried.
All that being said, IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIKE BOTH OF THE SERIES. Ever heard of John Green? He likes them both. All of the fiveawesomegirls (Kristina Horner, Lauren Fairweather, Kayley Hyde, Hayley Someone, Liane Someone) like both. Heck, they LOVE both.
~h. f. e. l.