Considering the fact there are Twilight fans in their 40's + that are in love with Twilight...I'm no longer so sure it was purposely written for teenagers. I think, honestly, that Stephanie Meyer cast voodoo or other mysterious hexes in order to get her books published in the first place. Because from what I've read, her story was cast into the discarded pile, and then for some reason, got picked back out. That totally screams some sort of hex that the person sorting through the stories was put under, >.> Considering the fact of how many people couldn't even read through all the Twilight books, but flow through Harry Potter effortlessly - yeah, I'd say that means something. And vampires aren't a "made up critter", the legend derives from a real person who impaled the heads of his victims on stakes: Vlad the Impaler. That evolved into Bram Stroker's Dracula, which is the god, if you will, of the entire legend, and that's where we learned that sunlight did not make vampires sparkle, but began burning them. Not to mention that Stephanie Meyer doesn't even have her facts straight...she mentioned that the vampires kill cougars when there's NO cougars in that area. She kept up with facts up until the sparkling vampire bit, and the cougars; the story took place in a real place, the weather, to my understanding, is pretty spot-on with what it usually is in Forks(I could be wrong about that, can't remember), and then she throws in cougars...where there are NONE. She doesn't have an inkling about facts or legends. To say vampires sparkle is like destroying the god of vampires himself. If she wants to be taken more seriously, then Edward and all his other goofy little friends should be impaling the heads of Bella and other townspeople on stakes. I'd read Twilight then.
And Harry Potter was never considered a "nobody". From the minute he made his entrance at Hogwarts, whispers of admiration always followed him. Whispers of admiration don't follow a "nobody". He never did amazing "without trying" either, battling Voldemort was never done "without trying". All the hexes and curses and spells he learned was not "without trying", that was learned via blood and tears. And the longer he was at Hogwarts, the more he learned, just like everyone else. ESPECIALLY more than Seamus Finnigan who was a walking curse. And yes, he also wanted to have fun. And why not? As his years at Hogwarts increased, his life became more and more darker, and "having fun" became more and more impossible. As it was, he was working with a very dark past, and trying to have fun, which was getting increasingly harder to do, is a part of that. So he did spend most of his first and second years causing havoc and getting into trouble, and even some of his third year. I think the only time he EVER won by luck was at the end of Year 1, in light of the sacrifice his mother made for him, he won at the end of Year 2 not by luck, but because his loyalty called Fawkes to him, Year 3 he did not have Voldemort to face, and at the end of Year 4, he won by, and I'm trying not to spoil this for anyone that hasn't read it, as I myself am only reading the beginning of Year 5, and haven't even gotten to Year 6 or Year 7 yet, but at the end of Year 4 he won because his wand and Voldemort's wand fought against each other. Those are my beliefs, of course, but I don't think he won with luck every exclusive time.