Hunger Games was well written and a good idea, but not enough to make me want to read book 2. Harry Potter is a different story. I am one of those who cannot count the number of times he's read it. Yes the plotlines for books 1 & 2 are identical. Yes, 3 pulls a nasty scifi trick in fantasy with time travel. Yes 4's plot really is senseless with the whole cheating just to get him to touch the cup. Yes 5 & 6 are just fillers in which Rowling tried to make 'em a bit more adult. And no, 7 isn't even cohesive enough to say it has a plot. Yes 90% of the characters who get more then a page of screen time are mindnumbingly boring. However, there is some magic that makes the books really enjoyable except for the times when you can't ignore some really annoying bit. I think they deserve recognition, perhaps not worship like LotR, but I don't think LotR deserves worship either.