Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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It’s hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it’s not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts. Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it’s not just Harry who is worried about survival,…


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J. K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart—such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review—to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling’s fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry—bring plenty of tissues. The heart of Book 7 is a hero’s mission—not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man—and…


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight—and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season’s premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars—the Death Eaters—are out for murder. Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians’ schools, the…


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, “Is it worth the hype?” The answer, luckily, is simple: yep. A magnificent spectacle more than worth the price of admission, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will blow you away. However, given that so much has gone into protecting the secrets of the book (including armored trucks and injunctions), don’t expect any spoilers in this review. It’s much more fun not knowing what’s coming—and in the case of Rowling’s delicious sixth book, you don’t want to know. Just sit tight, despite the earth-shattering revelations that will have your head in your hands as you hope the words will rearrange themselves into a different story. But take one warning to heart: do not open Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince until you have first found a secluded spot, safe from curious eyes, where you can…


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It’s been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero’s non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief… or will it? The fifth book in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Somehow, over the summer, gossip (usually traced back to the magic world’s newspaper, the Daily Prophet) has turned Harry’s tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into…


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who’s forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard “accidentally” causes the Dursleys’ dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig. As it turns out, Harry isn’t punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as…


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Poter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He`s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry`s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn`t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that`s been waiting him... if Harry can survive the encounter.


Harry Potter e il prigioniero di Azkaban

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In questa nuova, attesissima avventura il piccolo grande apprendista mago Harry Potter deve vedersela con l’assassino pluriomicida Sirius Black, evaso dalla fortezza di Azkaban proprio per ucciderlo e con i Dissennatori, guardie carcerarie che neutralizzano le persone risucchiandone i pensieri positivi e impadronendosi dell’anima… Ma Harry Potter non soccombe alla paura, perché questa è la morale vincente che trasmette ai lettori. Tra mappe segrete, zie volanti e libri che mordono, farà trionfare il Bene. Che soddisfazione! Vincitore del premio Locus in 2000. Nominato per il premio Hugo in 2000.


Harry Potter és a Főnix Rendje

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Harry Potter a nyári szünetet szokás szerint az utálatos Dursley családdal tölti, ám a folytatás közel sem a megszokott. A főhős összeütközésbe kerül két dementorral, akiket azért küldtek a muglik világába, hogy megtámadják az ifjút, akinek varázslatai és trükkjei sértik a varázslók világának szigorú szabályait. Harryt a Roxfortból való száműzetés, sőt varázspálcájának eltörésének a réme fenyegeti. A fiút a Főnix rendje gondjaira bízzák. Ezt a szervezetet sietősen hozzák létre jóindulatú varázslókból és boszorkányokból. A rend megfogadja, hogy legyőzi Voldemortot, de ettől függetlenül Harrynek ismét ki kell állnia személyes próbáját is, anélkül, hogy pontos információi lennének, mi is az igazi szerepe a történetben.


Harry Potter şi Pocalul de Foc

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In volumul patru, avem de-a face cu un Harry care stie sa isi stapaneasca acum puterile si care nu doreste altceva decat sa fie un vrajitor normal, ca toti colegii lui de paisprezece ani. Din intamplare insa, Harry nu este „normal” nici macar dupa standardele vrajitoresti…