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Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter #1-7)

4.74  ·  Rating Details ·  197,274 Ratings  ·  6,391 Reviews
Seven stories about Harry Potter at Hogwarts Academy where he learns many things, makes friends, and has many adventures.
Hardcover, 4150 pages
Published 2007 by Arthur A. Levine (first published 1998)
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Matthew Turner I was born in 1977 and missed them completely. Then I had kids. When my eldest was 7 years old I started reading them the first book at bedtime. Four…moreI was born in 1977 and missed them completely. Then I had kids. When my eldest was 7 years old I started reading them the first book at bedtime. Four years later I just finished the final book with them. It's been a four year bonding experience like no other. When we completed each book we'd watch the accompanying film and then start the next. It was amazing. I would STRONGLY recommend this for anyone who thinks they're too old to start them now. And --- BTW --- I loved every book just as much as my kids :)(less)
Andrew Yes, she is coming out with a new book! It's called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and is the official eighth book in the Harry Potter series.…moreYes, she is coming out with a new book! It's called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and is the official eighth book in the Harry Potter series. It's being first released as a stage performance in England July. 30th (this year), and to be released as readable July. 31st :)(less)

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Manny
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Looking at the comment thread, it is abundantly clear that the review not only may, but indeed has caused emotional distress to several Potter fans. I would like to offer my apologies to these
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Annalisa
Aug 31, 2008 Annalisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I know I have specific reviews for each of the books, but I just wanted to add a general review, especially for those wondering what people, especially adults, see in Harry Potter. When my brother was in junior high, he lent me his copies of books 1-4. Maybe it was because I was seeing the story through his eyes or that I wasn't expecting much from children's literature but I was surprised to find how entertaining and well written these books were. They had that "it" factor where you can't put i ...more
Bookdragon Sean
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why the Harry Potter series is so damn good. I love it. And it’s had an incredible amount of success. Why? What makes it so damn special? Well for me, the answer is simple. It’s so great because J.K Rowling knows exactly how to speak to her reader.

She begins her story by showing the reader an incredibly boring world; it’s reality: it’s mundane, grey, tasteless and monotonous. So, in essence, it’s everyday life. It’s just the crap that every kid has to deal
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Madeline
I've resisted writing reviews for these books for a while now, because it sort of seems like a pointless effort. Everyone knows these books, and there doesn't seem to be anything more to say about them. But then I figured, why not add my two cents? So here we go:

I am a member of what I'll call "the Harry Potter generation" - ie, I was a kid when these books first came out, and I've literally grown up with the series. My best friend in elementary school gave me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Sto
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Alejandro
Aparecium!

How to choose a single book in the Harry Potter saga? How to choose a part of something that needs each part to generate the expected impact? I was precisely trying to choose one book to use as example in my "favorites" virtual shelf but I realize that not matter which book would I chose, it would feel "incomplete". So I think that the better way is to add this complete edition including the seven novels to use it in my "favorites" virtual shelf.

The rating to the collection is basica
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Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]

A truly seven masterful works of fiction..

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Sonia ღ
Jun 07, 2013 Sonia ღ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Rachel
May 29, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those willing to enter the deep places of their imagination
Recommended to Rachel by: Series Loyalty
Shelves: 1-favorites
I am an absolute Harry Potter fan. I picked up the series when I was in college and was blown away by this mesmerizing and page-turning "children's book". J.K. Rowling is an absolute genius. I've always had an active imagination, and this world was so easy to enter. In fact, the world Rowling creates in Harry Potter is so real that I often find myself - and this is scary to admit - believing I can do magic. (Seriously, I once tried the Accio spell on my cell phone and was annoyed when I realized ...more
Sophia.
No books have influenced me the way the Harry Potter series has. It shaped me as a child, as a teenager, as a young adult, and it shaped me as a person.

I don't know why. I don't know what magic they hold that makes me overlook every flaw they might have, I don't know why it was these books specifically. I can't explain it.

All I know is that these books came into my life and lit up my soul in a way that I never knew was possible. Years and years later, I still re-read them and sink into that wo
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Eric
This is a review for the HP series as a whole, not this particular boxset.

Overall, I loved the series. The biggest thing for me was the world Rowling created and all the imagination that went into it. Strip away the world and you've got a fairly good storyline/mystery and some good characters. But it is the fantasy world that elevates this series for me. I remember reading the first book and thinking, "Rowling presents a new invention on almost every page!" Imagine how long a list would be of al
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Anuradha
ICSE Board schools in India to include Harry Potter as a part of their English syllabus. Take me back to school, please!!! *fangirling hard*
Christopher
Sep 23, 2007 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Right before the last installment came out, I went to the public library and checked out the first book in the series, and didn't stop until I had closed the final one. It took me about two and a half months, but I read the whole series from start to finish.

Say what you will about the story, the characters, the writing, but from my experience in child care over the last five years, I can assure you that it is not all too common to see a child toting a book under their arm, waiting for three minu
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Sara
Jan 28, 2008 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish it wasn't over! I love Harry Potter.
Shayne
Jan 05, 2013 Shayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Recommended to Shayne by: Rane Magnayon
Shelves: favorites
I AM A POTTERHEAD.
So for me, these would be the best books ever!!!

No matter how other "cool" people would say that I am a geek and even too old for those books, who cares, I'm even proud of it!
haters gonna hate

I know I have just read this series when I was in high school, and I just borrowed my classmate's books then, yet I am still proud to say that IT DEFINITELY CHANGED MY LIFE.

Ever since I was in elementary school, I have always loved reading, and yet at some point, and I forgot how, I suddenly stopped. And
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Bookworm
Nov 24, 2011 Bookworm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know those annoying kids who go to the movies to watch any Harry Potter movie at the earliest hour possible, dressed in hogwarts robes, speaking with a British accent and claiming to be in Gryffindor? Or those kids who immediately jump into a conversation involving Harry Potter and inform everyone of all they know on the topic? Yeah, well. I'm one of them.
Nanche
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - ☑ ✶✶✶✶☆
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - ☑ ✶✶✶✶☆
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - ☑ ✶✶✶✶✶
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ☑ ✶✶✶✶☆
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - ☑ ✶✶✶✶✶
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - ☑ ✶✶✶✶✶
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - ☑ ✶✶✶✶✶
JoAnne Johnson
Feb 21, 2009 JoAnne Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanna go to Hogwarts!
Bev
I have read the books AND listened to them on CD. Here's the story of how I became a fan of HP:

I am an avid reader and years ago, when the Harry Potter books first came to the U.S. and caused such a sensation, I resisted reading them. I'm not a big fan of fantasy lit, so I thought that reading about wizards and such was not for me. It was as a mother of two cranky children that I ended up trying the books, and I am SO glad that I did not end up missing out on this brilliant and wonderful series
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Ksenia Klykova
Dec 09, 2010 Ksenia Klykova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Basically to anyone. If you still think that HP is a book only for kids/teenagers...think again ;)
Shelves: literature
There are countless reviews about the HP book out there, so I'll try to be brief. After all, who hasn't read at least some of the books or seen the movies?

I began to read the books after watching the first movie because I loved it..and well, why deny it? Because everybody else was doing so. But I was ten years old and I had nothing to compare it with. After reading Harry Potter, I realized how different they are. The movies are OK, entertaining but nothing more. They lack the magic of the books.
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Faith Quick
Dec 29, 2007 Faith Quick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
I LOVE ALL OF THESE BOOKS! i was brought into the harry potter world after the second book came out. i enjoyed every book each in it's own way. i loved the first book because it helped me believe in magic again like i did when i was little. i liked the second book because i got to see hermoine grow as a stronger witch. i loved the third one because harry started to really step into his role and there was so much happening. it was an exciting book.i was introduced to dementors, azkaban, escaped c ...more
Yasmin
Been reading this lately, just to feel the nostalgia that literally ran thru my veins when i was a teenager. I used to LOVE harry potter, obsessively. I never actually lost hope in getting a secret invitation to Hogwarts, or discovering a secret magical world. Its everyones wish i think. When i read this and i think of all the great stuff about this fantasy, i remember how much i HATE being a grown up. I hate it. I know deep down that I am still a little girl inside. I cant understand why some p ...more
Terence
Jul 02, 2008 Terence rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Sigh...

I've finally added Harry to my list. Though many of my friends here at GoodReads have given it very high marks, it simply didn't move me. Perhaps, if I had come to the books when I was 8 or 10, I'd be more impressed (though my reading was pretty sophisticated even then -- I was devouring The Silmarillion at 11). And I would (and do) give the last few volumes 3 stars -- Harry was getting older and more interesting -- but I didn't find anything particularly amazing or innovative about the c
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Lisa Vegan
this “review” is simply notes to myself, not much of interest to anyone but me, and not containing much in the way of spoilers given how cryptic the notes are, but just in case:

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shady
Dec 13, 2016 shady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to shady by: Literally the entire world
Welp. I did it. I finally diddly-dun-did it. I caved. I got a hold of the complete audiobook set read by the lovely Stephen Fry and dove right in. (Sidebar, I haven't had the slightest desire to actually read these past several months; audiobooks have become my solace lately.)

As someone who only saw the movies--never having grown up with the books since I wasn't a reader as a kid--I was surprised how very few differences there were between the books and movies. The books felt like much more in-d
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Barbara
Oct 01, 2010 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
The reading of this series is done by Jim Dale. He is a fantastic reader in this series. You are transported to the world of Hogwarts through his character voices and beautiful accents.

I love these stories anyway, and this is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
MIchelle Kelly
Mar 17, 2009 MIchelle Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok.. I am putting a series review as opposed to an individual story review.

I found this to be a fascinating series.

Its clear once you close the cover on the final tome, that the author had the entire story mapped out before she began to write the first novel.

The characters are complete, complex and compelling.. The wizarding world setting takes a back seat to the larger themes of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and to paraphrase a wonderful character, doing what is right, not what is easy.

I think
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Hollis
Hmm. I really must be missing something with these books, unless all the fans wouldn't know a good book if it bit them (which is possible). Yeah, they're OK. They're young children's books: they read like young children's books. It's obvious (to me, but not apparently to other people) that Rowling has basically gone through all the mythology and popular fantasy literature she can find, grafted it all together, got together three characters and set them up in a 'magic school'. Am I the only perso ...more
Amanda
Aug 28, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Amanda by: my sister Lisa (THANK YOU, OH THANK YOU, LISA!)
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SERIES! These books are nothing short of fantastic for adults as well as children. J.K. Rowling's style of writing is completely mesmerizing. It's so easy - and so enjoyable to get lost in the world that she's created. I have found that people who don't like or approve of these books are always the same people who haven't actually read any of them through. If you read them, you will find that they are in fact very endearing as well as inspiring. If you've only seen t ...more
Carleigh
Oct 21, 2016 Carleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Had such a pleasure in rereading this phenomenal series!:)
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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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Other Books in the Series

Harry Potter (7 books)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

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“There will always be a easy path and a right path.” 23 likes
“I saw you
Wandering
Like a lily in a meadow
Afraid
Of your secret potential
I knew
Who you were
And
Who I was.
Your eyes
As green as the grass
We laid in,
Your hair
As orange as the butterflies
We created.
We shared secrets
Of powers
Of mysteries
Until we’d see each other
Soon
But we split and
You fell hard for a
Buck.
I was
Like a doe in the headlights
I loved you, but
I lost you this time
Forever
But not for
Always.”
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