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Harry Potter Years 1-7

727 Ratings: 3.3
A book series by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at … see full wiki

Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy, Children's Literature
Publisher: Scholastic
101 reviews about Harry Potter Years 1-7
review by . July 05, 2010
I had observed the Harry Potter (HP) craze for some time, with no real interest in finding out what the fuss was all about. Witches and wizards had never appealed to me. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR) somehow seemed an exception, with its clear-cut good-versus-evil story, and Gandalf as the white savior wizard. HP, in contrast, struck me as darker, all broomsticks and sorcery and magic wands. "Perfect!" might be the response from today's average kid, but …
review by . June 30, 2010
For the first year that Harry Potter became an instant cultural icon, I was not fazed. I considered myself to be a serious reader, even in elementary/middle school. I was already starting on works being read in high schools and colleges...what time did I have for silly children's books? One day I was in the school library looking for something new to devour, when the librarian, a woman who I owe my love of books to and whom I still speak with today, at the age of 20, handed me an already well-worn …
review by . June 17, 2010
I was a bit skeptical years ago when friends began insisting I read the Harry Potter books, mostly because I knew they were written for teenagers and I couldn't imagine being terribly interested. I was so very wrong. I have since read each of these books no less than twenty times and always devoured each new book as quickly as possible, often staying up all night to finish one.      The story follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who doesn't know what he is until the age …
review by . July 27, 2010
A must-read series
This series truly masters your emotions.      Its based in modern-day England. A young boy named Harry Potter discovers that, much to the dismay of his evil aunt and uncle, he is a wizard. And that instead of his mom and dad dieing in a car crash, the evil Lord Voldemort killed them, and, when trying to kill Harry, could only give him his lighting shaped scar before 'dying' himself.      Harry then must go to a school for wizards only, Hogwarts. There …
review by . June 23, 2010
I first got into the Harry Potter books when I was in college, and would read them aloud to my roomie so we could both enjoy them at the same time. They were great fun, sweet and funny and full of nostalgia for me, back then. I loved the first book, it was the introduction to this amazing new world that used bits and pieces of all kinds of myths and legends and made them into something that was incredibly enjoyable. I knew I'd be reading this book to my children someday.      …
Quick Tip by . December 01, 2010
The series got worse as time went by...more melodrama, more scenery chewing, more tedium.
review by . July 20, 2010
First, a necessary disclosure: I am a Harry Potter fan.  That being said, I will tell you why I think all people can (and should) embrace the J.K. Rowling's seven-part series.  As a student of literature (that's literal), I come across a lot of critics who disregard this or that author or novel because of its supposed lack of political solidarity, or its non-provocative nature, or even just because of its simplicity.  They look at novels such as the Harry Potter story as not …
review by . June 20, 2010
   Many years ago when the first Harry Potter Book just came out, before it got big, a friend told me to read it. I wasn't a big fan of reading let alone a 400 page book. But one day i was bored so i decided to read the first couple of pages and i was instantly captured in the world of wizardry. I was so caught up the book i finish the whole book faster then i ever had, this book was simply amazing. It had a great plot, amazing characters, and a storyline that would just pull you into …
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
Perfect series for young and young at heart! I loved this and can't wait for my children to share that love with me!
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
A series where the books grow older as the kids do--that's almost magic right there.
review by . July 11, 2010
Harry Potter's world is one of magic. loyalty, bravery, and the love of friends.  I guarantee that if you read this book you will find yourself laughing out loud as well as crying.  The books are so easy to get into.  Once I start to reread an HP book I can't put it down - and that is after reading the books numerous times!  The friendship among Harry, Ron, and Hermione are what I wish I had growing up.  If you've ever had friends who love you …
Quick Tip by . August 03, 2010
I just wish the author hadn't killed off Hedwig, who was my favorite character.
review by . June 30, 2010
The Harry Potter series always sounded to me like a fad. Some group of books people will get tired of sooner or later, then move on to the next thing. Boy, was I wrong. I actually started to read the books a couple of years ago on a whim; just to see what all the fuss was about. I was completely taken aback by the quality of craftsmanship and the level of charm, emotion, and detail that went into every page of the seven books. The plot follows a boy who finds out he is a wizard who has survived …
review by . June 15, 2010
Harry Potter is a brilliant series, which has inspired me in so many ways. The characters are so realistic and well-crafted. This series has very few moments that are uneventful, every chapter more eventful than the next, and it's one of those stories you want to read over and over again. The entire world is so well-crafted not a detail is left out, so it's easy for anyone to imagine this world as something more realistic than a  simple story.      I recommend …
review by . July 20, 2010
I doubt that there is much which can be said about the Harry Potter books which has not long since been said many times over.  Notwithstanding that likelihood, I must add my praises to the towering mountain of accolades.  Good work deserves praise, and true art merits appreciation.   I was a late-comer to the Harry Potter series.  Due partly to the fact that I have a pathological hatred of jumping on bandwagons, and partly to the fact that I judged the first book by its cover, …
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Absolutely engaging story more than makes up for mediocre writing skill.
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Simply, you had a tense moment, you enjoyed, it was very good. But like a drug you tasted a good wave and that didn`t improve anything in your life.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
How has anyone still not read these? Their success speaks for themselves.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Among my all time favorites...I cannot wait to share this series with my son - who is only six months right now
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Harry Potter can be enjoyed by both you and your children.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Great books that you cannot put down. Even us 40+ people can get into these books.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
I enjoyed them while I was reading them, but when I finally finished the seventh, I was left with a feeling like "that was it?" It all just seems kind of silly now, which I guess is part of the charm, but I'm just not crazy about them.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Fun easy reads! Great for this generations young people.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
An international classic for a reason! The books grow in depth, and detail along with Harry. A truly original story with great movies to accompany
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
We like Harry Potter in general. We've also enjoyed watching them grow up and the mythology.
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