Harry Potter Boxed Set (Harry Potter, #1-6)
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Harry Potter Boxed Set (Harry Potter, #1-6)

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Six years of magic, adventure, and mystery make this luxurious boxed set the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all ages.
Follow Harry from his first days at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, through his many adventures with Hermione and Ron, to his confrontations with rival Draco Malfoy and the dreaded Professor Snape. From the thrilling search for the Sorce...more
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Published October 1st 2005 by Scholastic, Inc.
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Jen
I do not own this spiffy box set of Harry Potter books, but no way was I going to sit down and input all 6 of them!! When we were in the UK on our honeymoon in the spring of 2000, Harry Potter fever was just hitting its stride there. Not long after that the books found their way to Canada and I fell in love with this series right from the first book. Again (I'm a broken record) great characters and time-old literary themes, as well as just being a very enjoyable read. I haven't gone to see the m...more
Stephen
I loved these books. I never got into them at the same time the world went into its "Harry Potter Rage", but I couldn't help but give then a once over before I judged those people. They were right, in the end. The author gives us a parallel world where, once again, you can't help but hope it is as real as you or me. Set mostly in a school that, dare I say, every person who read the books wished their parents had sent them when they were little, the story seems to captivate with mysterious spells...more
Henna Chumber
Great books-(and number 7!) I would only say that the plot is very similar to The Lord of the Rings( the ring has to be destroyed, so do the horcruxes ), as are some of the characters:
Gimli ----> hagrid
Dumbledore ----> gandalf
Anyway, they are excellent books, very inspirational. A new world has been created!
Wayv
The world of Harry Potter is filled with things that just don't add up, at some point this floating pile just starts degrading the creative merits and prevents any further enhancement of the reader's world perception.

I'm not talking about credibility, obviously, but the painfully failing synergy between the fantastic elements. The force that keeps together the discworld or the forgotten realms... is simply absent here. It's apparent that the base premises struggle to support the scale to which...more
Brooks Prettyman
Harry Potter is regarderd as one of the best and most influential pieces of fiction ever to be written. I have no choice but to agree. This series sparked my love for reading and fantasy, which I am every grateful for. A review of content and themes is completely unnecessary, as virtually the entire population of the United States of America is knowledgeable of that content. However, I will say one thing: if you do not read Harry Potter in your lifetime, then you have failed as a reader. I recom...more
Dhiksha
This book is god's gift to readers !!! i dont need to write a review about this book for ppl to know about its greatness ....
CLOSING STATEMENT :HARRY POTTER ROX !!!!
'dora'
Oct 02, 2007 'dora' added it
Recommends it for: all people
Harry potter is hero, he have a brain and self confident every thing that he done.I also go to the Movie for Harry Potter.
Cynthia
How good is this book? SO good I've read the whole series about 7 times! :) I love J.K. Rowling.
Jennifer Dater
Absolutely loved this story and these characters. My favorite was Goblet of Fire.
Jacklyn L.
I loved the whole series! I am re-reading some of them now. I've seen all the movies that are out and can't wait to see the next one! Latley I've been seeing that they are calling the first one the Philosopher's Stone. I wonder if that was the original original name and when someone told the press they heard Sorcerer's instead of Philosopher's. Personally I think that sorcerer's sounds better and makes more sense. Either that or someone is making fun of her. I wonder if J.K. Rowling has any more...more
Janet
I started reading these after 4 books were already out. Just wanted to see what my kids were reading. I was completely enthralled and ran to the library to "catch up". lol. Then my kids and I subsequently fought over the books as they came out. They had to go to school sometime and then I could read!! (I'm so evil...)I fell in love with the original and thought provoking ideas in regards to a parallel world w/magic. What kid hasn't wished they had a magic wand? An invisibility cloak? Seriously....more
Emily Valenti
I didn’t engage in independent reading in primary school, it was more about the enjoyment of being read to and the memories I collected from that. The books that made a lasting impression are the books that we read as a family, acting parts out with riotous laughter. I couldn’t make out what all the fuss was about, why should I sit and read all on my own when I can be doing other things?
And then I read the first Harry Potter book. This is what I am missing, I thought. This was the start of my l...more
W.
What else is there to say? Along with millions of people, I love this 7-book series. Great storytelling to hold everyone's attention over the course of 7 books. Some sort of whimsical British quality that reminds me of Roald Dahl sometimes. Here's my attempt to recall my first impressions and thoughts on each book of the series.

Book 1 Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone: Great introduction to the Harry Potter world. Easy to follow and great escalation w/ the plot. There's alot of focus on how lonely...more
Nikki Jo Lucero
I was first introduced to HP when I was working as a grade school tutor.1998-2000.
I came back from Winter break and every kid in one class had a HP COS book on his or her desk.
I thought it was a class read. Meaning that the class was required to read it.
HOW WRONG I WAS!It would touch BILLIONS world wide.
The biggest impact I felt that made that statement true was when I finally got my HALF BLOOD PRINCE, I had ordered 2 copies on line and avoided the store rush.
I started to read mine that day, Jul...more
Ryan
I started the series with flair and thought that this was something new and cool and creative. I still believe that JK Rowling was VERY creative in putting all of this together and I'm glad she's been able to make a fortune, and then some, on it.

I found that by the end of the series I was tired of Harry's complaining and tired of his unwillingness to trust his best friends who never turned their backs on him during their previous adventures. Seriously folks, if you've been through all the garba...more
Amy Walsh
I absolutely looovvveee these book!!!!!! Honestly, who doesn't? Actually...don't answer that 'cause some of my friends don't like them but still, It's great. It got me into reading and turned me into a fangirl! And that's not a bad thing 'cause being a fangirl is awesome and...and well it gives you something to obsess about and it's totally worth it!!!!(::) :)
Bernie
I might be an adult but I not only loved the first book I thought it was so well written and griping that I could not wait until the next one would come out. I wo'nt bother going through the story because unless you were living in a cave or a desert island for the past 13 years you probably know the gist of the story even if you did not read the books or have seen the films.
Some people might not understand what all the fuss is about because it is a children's story but it is so much more than t...more
Sara
It has been awhile since I read the Harry Potter Series, but I grew up with these books, and think that they are worth the hype they received!

Harry Potter is a true hero's journey story. We love Harry and his friends, and we want Voldemort to be defeated! Jk Rowling has wonderful attention to detail and ties up all the little side stories, as well as keeping consistency through all 7 books. Most books that take place in a different world fail to have such a detailed and well-understood concept,...more
Lauren
I have read this series a plethora of times. I followed the releases of the books from Goblet of Fire to Deathly Hallows, including the midnight releases, staying up all night reading the books, rereading the books many times, and going to see the movies in theaters. This series was part of my childhood, a tradition I hope to continue for my future family. I think the series overall has a setting that I may not be able to relate to directly, but is fun to read about; however, the series has many...more
Mollie
Jul 06, 2007 Mollie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Rereading all the books consecutively, in preparation for the release of The Deathly Hallows, has been more fun than I anticipated. I loved the books the first time I read each, again much more than I anticipated, but getting to read the series from start to it's (current) finish was as much investigative as reading The DaVinci Code. All the connections that I missed the first time around! And I'm sure there are more that I missed in the second go, too. The series leaves room for so many possibi...more
Andrew Killmer
Harry Potter was one of my favorite series to read. I grew up with harry, i read the books obsessively. But I am only rating books 1-6 as 5 stars... book 7 ruined Harry Potter.

it was awful

i can rant for hours about all the reasons i hated it but im not going to do it here
Natasha B
Apr 15, 2014 Natasha B rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans
Recommended to Natasha by: Teacher in Grade 5
Shelves: favourite-books
Love love love the Harry Potter series. Great characters, storyline and writing. I am a proud Ravenclaw, part of the reason one of my favourite characters of the series is Luna Lovegood. Nobody kill me but I still haven't read the 7th one for multiple reasons but I really want to and I do plan too.
Meghan Taylor
I don't own the boxed set but I obsessively collected them all. My brother owned the first 3 and never read them so I decided I would try them, so I confiscated them from him and ended up reading all 3 in 2 days. I was hooked! I stalked chapters frequently until I had the whole series. JK Rowling is a genius, her books made me feel everything, laughter, sadness, anger. I was practically sleep deprived every time a new book came out because I would stay up till all hours of the night to finish re...more
Barbara
Ever since finishing the last page of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," I have been enjoying a secret, guilty pleasure: going back to Book 1 and listening to the whole series as narrated by Jim Dale. It is a wonderful treat. He is such a master of voices that it is easy to forget he is one person.

Also, knowing how Rowling develops her tale, I have been fascinated to go back and discover all the clues that she began salting through the books from the very first chapters. First time around,...more
Lisa.scott
OK...probably almost pointless to put a review of the Harry Potter books out here...but nonetheless.
If you haven't read these books yet, you should. I would say these are going to be one of the biggest pop culture icons of this part of the century. What Star Wars was to those of us growing up in the 80s - Harry Potter is to those growing up in the 2000s.
The books are quite cleverly written. The writing is surprisingly good, with lots of little puns within professor names and such. They're long...more
Shelly
JK Rowling is a genius. How she creates a detailed magical world borne out of her imagination astounds me. I loved every single book in this series, the Harry Potter epic was ingenious, brilliant, engaging, I can't even begin to tell you how incredible these books are. Not only are they very entertaining, but they are filled with the important themes of good vs. evil, the power of love, and the value of good choices. I'd have to say these are my all time favorite books. I feel as if I know the c...more
Karen
I think all the Harry Potter books are wonderful. The love between friends, adopted family. The strength, yet weaknesses of the characters are believable. I love them all so much. I wish I were part of the Weasley family. I have read each one at least twice if not more. I learned about good vs evil, which I already knew about but you know what I mean. Standing up for what you believe in no matter what. Just because someone is different than you doesn't mean that they aren't special too. That peo...more
Melanie Reynolds
I was lulled into the books by a short first book... I was then hooked. Loved them all although felt the later ones were more complex and more adult.
I read each one and then watched the film... The books are so much better.
Alma  Turner
Five stars for this amazing series! I know some people don't think it belongs in the "great literature" section of history, but it has it's own category of awesomeness. It's original, it's epic, and it's worth your time! :-)
Elaine
My true "geekiness" is about to be revealed. I love the Harry Potter series. I can honestly say that I didn't get bored with any of these books. You grow so attached to the characters that you take an actual interest in what happens to them. As people - I know I sound insane but Rowling has an ability to humanize her characters. They become more than a story in some book. I was one of the geeks at the midnight releases of the last few books and finished reading them by the next morning. The last...more
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initia...more
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