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Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set, Books 1-6 (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
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Hardcover, 3342 pages
Published September 12th 2005 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jen Holman
Jan 23, 2009 Jen Holman rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 05, 2012 Stephen rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 17, 2013 Henna Chumber rated it really liked it
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!
Brooks Prettyman
Dec 07, 2010 Brooks Prettyman rated it it was amazing
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
Cynthia
Oct 01, 2012 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
How good is this book? SO good I've read the whole series about 7 times! :) I love J.K. Rowling.
Jennifer Dater
Oct 27, 2012 Jennifer Dater rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story and these characters. My favorite was Goblet of Fire.
Ellen
I love the British version of the Harry Potter series, published by Random House and read by Jim Dale. It is equal parts hysterically funny, wise and sinister. When the series first became available in the U.S., I mistakenly read the Americanized Scholastic version of the first book, which had been stripped of its British colloquialisms and consequently its uniquely British humor. Fortunately prodded by many to try the British audio version, I finally caved and was not disappointed. During the s ...more
Malbadeen
Jul 12, 2007 Malbadeen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Sarah I now know what all the hype is about. I too understand Harry's struggles, his joys, his fears, his fits of courage and his moments of angst. What I still don't get is who the hell cares? But I would like some credit for giving this a second shot (1st attempt only got me about 1/8 of the way through the audio version, 2nd attempt got me through, what... like 6 books? - true it was only being condensed and re-told for the purposes of understanding the movie but still I feel as tho ...more
Wayv
Jun 21, 2010 Wayv rated it liked it
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
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Norah
Jan 02, 2015 Norah rated it it was amazing
I listened to all them as audiobooks! I was sorry I had waited so long to "read" them at all.
Lauren
Dec 20, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
OVERALL: ~4.2 stars

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) - 4 stars

I held off on reading these book until the third one came out and I got them all for Christmas. I was immediately hooked! The storyline was great and the characters were fun and easy to relate to (you know without the magic aspect).

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) - 4 stars

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) - 4 stars
This was an interesting continuation of the serie
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Blü & Pebble (Fandom Cracked)
This is probably one of my favorite book series of all time. I highly recommend reading AND re-reading this series, as you'll discover more details and clues you hadn't recognized the first time around. The character development is amazing, and I can't say enough about the rich world that Rowling created in this series. Her writing and story telling make it easy to be transported into the world of Hogwarts (if only it were a real school!). I also highly recommend getting your own wand so that yo ...more
Rachel Dawson
Jan 17, 2015 Rachel Dawson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-top-25
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Dhiksha
Apr 04, 2013 Dhiksha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-legends
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 !!!!
Shanna
Mar 23, 2007 Shanna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: favorites
Though it's become quite a "scene" thing to read, or to not read, it's beautifully written and original. I cannot wait for the last installment.
'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.
Lori
May 08, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
The best series I have ever read.
Shanna Gonzalez
Since the first book was published in 1997, Harry Potter has become a cultural sensation. There are movies and merchandise based on the series, and gallons of ink have been spilled discussing their literary quality and cultural significance. Additionally, there has been an ongoing debate among Christians about the moral quality of the series. Advocates such as John Granger argue that the books provide a cosmic good-against-evil battle that is essentially Christian (a claim that Rowling may have ...more
Jacklyn L.
Dec 19, 2010 Jacklyn L. rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 19, 2010 Janet rated it really liked it
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
Kevis Hendrickson
Like many readers, I was one of those people who decided to read all of the Harry Potter Books at once, rather than endure the long waits between the release of each book. In fact, no sooner than I purchased Deathly Hallows, I went and ordered this set which include the paperback versions of books 1-6 (Book I: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book II: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book III: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book IV: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, B ...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
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W.
Aug 09, 2007 W. rated it it was amazing
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
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Nikki Jo Lucero
Aug 20, 2007 Nikki Jo Lucero rated it it was amazing
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
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Ryan
Nov 08, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it
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
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Tina
Jun 27, 2007 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All
Shelves: fantasy-books
I re-read these books to prepare for the final book... trying to find all the hidden clues. JK did an excellent job of bringing Harry into the reader's life. As I read the books, I felt very drawn to Harry and related to some of his plights-his anger with Dumbledore (my daughter refuses to re-read book 5 due to Dumbledore's demeanor toward Harry) and his determination. Perhaps a bit passive aggressive in some instances, but for the most part very outspoken and stubborn. I truly enjoyed these boo ...more
Deborah
Jan 31, 2016 Deborah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
The first one was good, the second one was better, and then they all went downhill for me from there. A lonely boy finding out that he has special powers and that there is a school just for him filled with wonderful, magical, characters---what's not to like? But charming as Hogwarts is, it couldn't keep me. Hermione should get her own show. I'm SOOO tired of books for boys that girls will read.
Missy Galliano
Sep 02, 2015 Missy Galliano rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite collections! I enjoy getting so interested in a book that it serves as a relaxing break from reality and everyday concerns. I also loved the creativity and mystery woven throughout the story. Watching Harry and his friends grow and face new challenges added even another factor that made me fall more in love with the series. Would definitely recommend ALL 7!
Rebecca
Jun 11, 2007 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody!
Shelves: fiction
These books are the original british publications, and i would recommend that everyone read these. There are slight differences in dialect and lingo (they "Americanized" the versions you buy stateside); i think these make a huge difference in your reading experience. for one, it is actually how J.K. Rowling wrote the books...for another, it's more realistic British English. So if there is any way for you to get your hands on these versions, i say go for it!
in addition, this series is fantastic.
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Kristina
Jan 06, 2015 Kristina rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic story for literally any age! Be sure to read the books in order, as the author truly uses detail to enhance the magic of the tale. Magic, valiant heroes and evil villains, staunch friendships, and wonderful mischief scamper through the halls of Hogwarts - Harry's wizarding school - as a Rowling shows you life through the eyes of a courageous young boy.
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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 ch
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