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The Harry Potter Collection 1-4

(Harry Potter #1-4)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  47,589 Ratings  ·  290 Reviews
The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books, we guarantee you'll want the next...and the next...and the next -- so why not have them all, right at your fingertips? With the Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set ( ...more
Hardcover, 1500 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published January 1st 1999)
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Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was not a series of books for me. This was (and although I rarely admit it, is) my life. I read the series every year - always aiming to finish it on July 31st: Harry's birthday. I used to (and still would if I could) pretend to be Harry, or Hermione in reception! I told all my friends to read them (just as my sister had when she was younger and the first books had only just come out) - always persisting that these books were nothing short of revolutionary (considering I was in primary scho ...more
Mar 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't care to admit how many times I've read this series, because it's a little indecent. Let's just say I'm a fan, okay? Having grown up reading C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was primed for another installment of a young, unlikely hero marked by fate to battle the forces of evil, getting by with a little help from his friends. Unlike some Tolkien/Lewis buffs, I am not offended by Rowling's similarities to their works, because archet ...more
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yay! Always a joy reading Harry Potter.
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My nephews and nieces gave me this set, and I've so much enjoyed reading them. This family got me hooked onto Harry. I'd be at their House, and they'd have Harry games, Harry this and Harry that. I could tell I better get caught up quick, so I read the first four books quite quickly, then I felt I was caught up with my family. As the movies started coming out, I'd read all the book up to and including the movie book each time, so I've read or listened to them all at least 3 or more times each, u ...more
Dec 20, 2012 marked it as temporarily-stalled  ·  review of another edition
I'd much rather attempt "Arry P'otter, than, um... - well, see, i can check the English version after every sentence/paragraph..

I tried a kid's book, but without pictures, i don't get far- looking up the words becomes tiresome, so this is perhaps a way to go. :P
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This series is an integral part of my childhood. It taught me to dream, imagine, create- and all other things that are essential to life. I remember my grade school and how I and my classmates would imagine that we are in Hogwarts. It was that good. It inspired young children and even adults to believe and imagine. All great things come to an end but the epic that is Harry Potter will continue to live on. Someday when I'll have a family of my own, I'll encourage my children to read Harry Potter. ...more
Annisa Hartoto
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I still remembered that day, years ago, when I stumbled upon the first book. I thought, why on earth that a book about young wizard sitting on the popular bookshelves. I took one home out of curiosity and from then on, I am enchanted.

I also still remembered the scent of the last book of the series, so bittersweet, because after that turn of the last page, there will be no more stories about friendship, love, sacrifice and moreover, courage.
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Of all these books, the first was my favorite. The series gets very dark--extremely thought provoking which I absolutely loved. And yet, nothing is like the whimsy and falling in love-ness I associate with the introduction we get to Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron. Thoroughly delightful--all of my children have also enjoyed these well-written imaginative stories.
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I started out reading these to my daughter and I was hooked! Love them! Truly magical in every way.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My favorite books ever!!! I'm crazy about HP, reading every detail to detail. Each summer or winter break, I cannot help myself, and I must read through the whole series once.
Lynn Palin lutz
Will read again
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This was a very good book. After the first time reading the first book, I doubted Rowling could do any better. How wrong I was. This book is just as good as the first, filled with humor, action, and friendship. I now know why it has been such a good series. This book is about Harry Potter, who is attending his second year at Hogwarts. He faces many challenges there and at his Uncle's house. He also receives a warning from a mysterious creature that he is in danger-and Lord Voldemort will return.
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay. I did not actually read this version. I read the books seperately like a normal person, but I found this on the web and thought I should review it. Yeah, I have to say, I liked the first four books. Probably my favourite one in this four books is either the (1) book or the (4) book. The first one is because that I love the way the author can express so much in so little words, and the story is actually pretty interesting, and is a perfect start and intro to the series. The fourth book beca ...more
Mary Kimball
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Books 1 and 2 read more as very young adult fiction, but Rowling really opens into a deeper world with books 3 and 4. 4 is one of my favorites as it gets out of the bubble of Hogwarts and reveals more of the magical world in which Harry Potter resides.

It surprises me how many of my high school students have not read any of the HP books, let alone the entire series. This is due in big part to the films, but still, the books have so much more in them and so much more to offer the reader.

Harry Po
Charlotte Phillips
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that there was an option on here to review the first four books instead of the whole series, as I didn't enjoy the three books after Goblet of Fire as much as these. As someone who grew up a similar age to Harry, I felt like I was on an emotional journey alongside him during every book. I am still to this day amazed by the imagination of J.K Rowling and her ability to capture the hearts of both children and adults alike. The Goblet of Fire is my favorite of the four but I am almost ...more
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I remember how everyone loved Harry Potter and I would think "what's the big deal, it's just a book." Then my cousin who was cleaning out his bookshelf decided he no longer wanted these books and have then to me saying I should read it. I figured why not and immediately fell in love with the series. It truly is a magical experience.
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Do the Harry Potter books need an introduction?

As we all know it’s a world of magic loved by many. If a person hasn’t read the books then they have watched the films. If they have not done either of those things, they must have heard some kind of Harry Potter related comment.

Harry Potter has become so much part of our world that I have trouble believing people need reviews.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Allen Kelley
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
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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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