Harry Potter always strikes me as a fantasy written by a twelve year old enthusiast with ADD.
"There's a basilisk! And a giant dude in the garden! The giant has a baby dragon! And there's a centaur in the woods outside the massive castle with moving staircases and ghosts walking around everywhere talking to people! And one of them is holding his head! The students are sorted by a talking hat! There's a flying car! They play sports on broomsticks! They eat magic lollies that can taste like all sorts of things! You can't say the bad guy's name! They learn magic in school! They use owls to send messages! They go back in time! There are wraith things! The kids the main character hates are big bullies! The main character's just a boy, and he never does what the teachers say and he always dabbles in the extremely dangerous situations that even the wizards are afraid of, but they love him for it and he always saves the day and he has a lightning bolt on his head and he talks to snakes because HE'S SO AWESOME! THERE ARE WIZARDS EVERYWHERE! MAGICMAGICMAGICMAGICMAGIC! THIS FANTASY HAS EVERYTHING, SO IT'S GOING TO BE THE AWESOMEST!!!"