The Complete Harry Potter Series

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What is there to say that hasn't already been said? The largest publishing phenemon of the last decade — and one of the biggest of the last century — the Harry Potter series represents storytelling at its finest. For the sake of completeness and as a tribute to this incredible series, here's all of them in one place. (Oh, and for the record? We read all seven and enjoyed them immensely.) 


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Wendy Morrell from Auckland, New Zealand says:

Wonderful books for the young and young at heart. J. K. Rowling is beyond imaginative, she is a visionary who writes with an easy flowing richness, undertaking numerous issues with fitting moral themes and climaxes which would make anyone with a pulse feel good.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Stormi from Missouri says:

Harry is into his second year at Hogwarts and he is hearing voices coming from the walls. Strange things begin to happen and it is up to Harry and his pals to find out what it is when he hears the words "The Chamber of Secrets has been Open." As always, Harry saves the day with his friends to help him.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Amy Kraft from New York, NY says:

This book, while no longer the darkest of the Harry Potter books, remains the most thoughtful and political.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Tavishi from India says:

Harry finally has the chance to see the quidditch world cup. However, there are more exciting things happening at Hogwarts — the tri-wizard tournament. Thing turn upside down when someone illegally enters Harry's name in the goblet of fire — someone who wants him to win. But for what purpose? Will anyone believe Harry's story when he turns up with the dead body of a fellow student at the end of the tournament? Will the ministry support the boy who lived — especially now that he has escaped the dark lord the second time, thereby confirming his existence?


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Aurora from Lake Forest, CA says:

Even though being stuck in the mind of a selfish teenager can drive anyone crazy, the action and character relationships that have been built up to this book start to pay off. This book took me through more emotional drops and spins then any other HP book, and gave you a heads up on how horrible JK Rowling could make things for her characters. Nothing is more entertaining then your favorite characters suffering in ways you can't even imagine.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Tavishi from India says:

Another masterpiece by J.K. Rowling in which Dumbledore tries giving Harry all the information he'll need to destroy Lord Voldemort. Among other things, the schools sees a new potions teacher (the fame-loving Prof. Slughorn)and Snape finally gets the DADA job. Harry is convinced that Malfoy is up to no good but the others don't believe him. An unexpected and flabbergasting end makes us gasping for the next book in order to solve the mystery. Rowling has outdone herself yet again...a well-thought-out plot, fit enough to replace Shakespeare in schools.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Kirsten Zoe from Sheboygan, WI says:

The final book in the Harry Potter series, and one of my personal favorites. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and I was not disappointed. Harry, Ron and Hermione go on a quest to retrieve and destroy the remaining horcruxes, and find themselves along the way. It was a great ending to a great series that I grew up with.