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

Rowan

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.

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.

Emily

I've read all of the Potter books. In the first three, Harry was great then, he became a rude, hormonal teenager. But, everyone should read at least one of them (the first is the best).

Vanessa

<>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!!

Derek

Get over yourself and the stigma of reading a children's book. The series is so well written and imaginative it's easy to get past. Plus you get to feel like a pedophile shopping in the kid's section, and who doesn't like that?

Nicole

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 - but very fast reads. The books do get a bit darker as the series moves along...but you'll be so hooked after the first book you won't be able to put them down.

Malea M

I resisted the Harry Potter series for so long, thinking that they were juvenile and/or science fiction. A friend's daughter told me I should try one -read the first and didn't stop until I read them all, eagerly awaiting the 7th. Who will die in this one?

Terese

I've read all the H.P. books. As I mentioned before, I do not think these are the best written books. However, my children love the stories, and I do think the stories and characters are compelling. I have read all of the books out loud to my children.

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.

Alita

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).

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.

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, Book V: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and finally, Book VI: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.).After ravenously devouring each book one after the other, I can honestly say that I was blown away by the quality of this series. Without a doubt, J.K. Rowlings has created a timeless fantasy series that will appeal to future generations just like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.Buying this set is a great way to get your hands on the first six Harry Potter Books, but it also makes for a great gift. The only drawback is that the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is not included in this set.I highly recommend this book set, especially to the Harry Potter fans who have only seen the movies and not yet read the books.

Lesley

(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.

Tianna

Rowling's imagination is wonderfully superb! I love these books and Tavian, my 9 yr old is now reading them. I was sad to finish them, but I had to get them all finished this summer because I have no time to read for pleasure during the school year. However, it wasn't hard to read them within a month because they are just that good.

Zoe

Well, what can I say, it's Harry Potter! If ever you needed to read something to escape this would be a good series. The story is not so in depth as many of the great adult books meaning they are easy to read. I love books set in England even if it is fantasy. I related to the boarding school element and well, I plan to re-read these sometime.

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