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

ISBN: 0439887453
ISBN 13: 9780439887458
By: J.K. Rowling Mary GrandPré

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Six years of magic, adventure, and mystery make this paperback collection 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 a dangerous descent into the Chamber of Secrets to the Triwizard Tournament to the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, each adventure is more riveting and exhilarating than its predecessor, and now all six books are available together for the first time in a

Reader's Thoughts

Toby McMillen

I remained skeptical & snobbish about this series for quite awhile, until my son wanted me to read the first book to him. It hooked me, & I am now quite sad that the series is done. But I'm glad the author went out on a high note. Highlights: The Sorcerer's Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban, & the Deathly Hallows were the best; 5 stars for those. I probably enjoyed the Order of the Phoenix the least. All, by the way, far outstrip their respective movies, but I must admit that when I read the books I see the characters as they appear in the flicks.


I don't have this particular set, but I do have the individual titles in it. I just figured this was more efficient than listing each one separately. Like the other 2.3 billion people who also love Harry Potter, I am eagerly waiting for the Deathly Hallows (pre-ordered from Amazon, tee-hee).

sarah dunebuggy

I read all six books in two or three weeks. . . my farewell to unemployment, one might say. Once you read one of them, you never need to read it again and you can just forget about it and move on to the next one. They get more interesting the further along you go. I liked the sixth one the most. . . but once the seventh one comes out I'll probably like that one the most.


(It is just easier to rate the whole series, instead of each book) Ah, young Harry Potter. You can't say enough good things about the Potter books. Magic, adventure, tragedy, humor, and red-headed poor-kids, lets be honest what is better than that! I'd have to say that the 6th one is probaby my favorite, but it is hard to say. I was always sad when I finished a book because I knew that it would be SO LONG before I got another one. But it was always worth it.


<>I cannot say enough good things about Harry Potter. I chose to review the boxed set as opposed to the individual books, and I actually own this boxed set, in addition to several editions and versions of all the books. I plan to get the British versions sometime in the near future.I am a little torn as to which is my favorite. Before Half-Blood Prince was released, I would have said that Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite. I was shocked out of my boots when I got to the end of that book, let me tell you! But then, when I read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (aka Harry Potter and Severus Snape) how could I not change my tune? I obviously have an unhealthy attachment to Severus Snape. *grin*I am currently re-reading the whole series in preparation for the release of the final installment, next month. I'll let you know what I think after it is released, but I'm sure I can tell you know with some accuracy:I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!


What started as a joke (I bought the first Harry Potter when my husband, Pascal, my main reading buddy, said he was getting old for the first time on his birthday a few years back), became a passion in my household. We both loved the series so much that we spent time coaxing whoever read the book first to keep on reading so that the other could get a hold of the book. We eventually came to wait for each release, pre-ordering each new book etc... Will we be seen at the future Harry Potter Conventions, dressed as wizards???Anyhow, each book was such an entertaining event: full of creativity, wit and a great running commentary on all things British...I have really gotten to like some characters: Snape of course, Sirius Black -- a lot --, the Weasleys etc... I just wonder what it is like to read those books when you are a child. It must be marvelous!


I have read each of these books and can't wait till the last one. i have re-read 4-6 and enjoyed it the second time. I usually tell most people they can skip 1 & 2 and just read 3 up. That's around where the movies no longer cover what you need. I think these are great books. Reading them as an adult you can see how they grown in their maturity level for kids. What a great idea. I can't wait until my neice and nephew are old enough to read them.


No I don't have the set. this was the best way i could see encompassing all of them. I really enjoy this series (book 7 is a great way to end things). I began reading the books when living in England. i love the imagination, the storyline and the detail in each book. the plot is both sophisticated and simple, funny and sad. I like that she writes about good & evil, loyalty, friendship, betrayal, prejudice and magic. Most of all, these books are fun and I'll ready them when I need to escape.I won't build them up to be more than they are; J.K. Rowling had a good idea, fleshed it out and made it real while the whole time you never doubt that this is fantasy.


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 books and would have to say both Book 4 and 6 have been my favorites. My daughter and I read out loud to each other, taking turns and would not read without the other present. Our emotional upheaval when deaths occurred to those we admired and loved was so real for a fictional character that I have to exclaim temporary escape from reality/sanity. Bravo JK... indeed a marvelous journey to another time/world have I not had since CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.


Great, great books. Worth all the hyperbole. Rowling has a wonderful imagination; the names are rich. And one of the most amazing things is that the books get even better as you progress in the series.


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. One of the few sets of books that actually make me lose all sense of time while reading. They are easier to read than the Lord of the Rings because they are not so uniformly dark and serious, however, the later books do get darker in content.


Harry Potter was one of those "there is no way I'd like these books. But once I finally caved, I was hooked. Amazing children's book, that I was I had back when I was 13-14 years old.


She is the best fantasy author that I have ever read. I love this world of magic. It made me believe that small things can conquer big. A lot of symbolism of real life.

Heidi Hodges

This series is amazing. I would really recommend them to anyone. The plots are interesting and never predictable, the characters well-developed and they are all page-turners. I will be sad when the series is over!

AJ Griffin

I think I'm finally at the age where I feel a bit weird about Harry Potter, but aren't we all? It's hard to write a 7-book series of gigantic epics about a teenage wizard and keep your fanbase at the same age.But whatever. I doubt anyone who's read the first six books is going to ignore the last one and let some dickwad on the 6 o'clock news tell them how it ends. Will Harry die? I dunno. Is Snape really evil? I doubt it. Is Dumbledore really, truly dead? Shit no. But maybe now that all the characters are 17 or whatever, we can get some spicier (read: softcore porn) romance scenes. Can all those descriptions of Hermione as "bushy haired" really not have some deeper, more lustful meaning? Let's not kid ourselves.sorry, that was really nasty.

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