What book/series/author have you read that gets a lot of hate (or what not) directed to, but you ended up liking or even loving anyways?

Personally, it would be Stephenie Meyer's books. Yes, the plots aren't always that great (book 1's is nearly crap), but however, Meyer's style of writing managed to keep me interested throughout the entire series, even when I didn't really care about what was happening. This was especially true for her book "The Host" which would have been really boring if another author like her had written it instead. I don't know what it was about that book (it may have been the setting and the indescribable feeling I got from it), but for some reason I just wanted to keep reading. Because of all of this, I now refuse to see any of the movies, and worry how Meyer will turn "The Host" into a trilogy.

What about you guys? Talk amongst yourselves down below, and please don't hate on those who like crappy books...