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20th anniversay Harry Potter boxed book set
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
I was never a Harry Potter fan when the first few books came out. I only became a fan when the first movie was playing in theaters. I went to see it in November, unhappily, since a younger cousin had rented a theater for his birthday and cousins my age were going. I originally wasn't happy to be there but that quickly changed as I was hooked within the first few minutes. Later that month I received the first 2 books for my birthday. After reading the first 2 books I purchased the other books available at the time, read them, and then bought the remaining books in the series as they became available. I still have the hardcover books on a bookshelf in my room.
This box set was released as part of the 20th anniversary of the first book being released. I had wanted a boxed paperback set for a while but held off since I didn't see anything that I "had to have" until now. This set is very nice and should be a must for any Harry Potter fan. I did read reviews of other boxed sets and saw some negative comments saying that some books had duplicate pages or even chapters. I looked over what I received and I don't see any of those problems in any of the 7 books. The only negative I have is that my copy of the 7th book has a slight gap between the cover and the first page where the glue wasn't applied as it was at the bottom. I'm not a big reader and I'm careful with my things so I don't think there will be a problem with that area.
What I like:
-The books are a larger paperback size than what I have at home for other books from a different series.
-The black and white covers are lovely and I like the picture all the covers create when they are next to each other.
-The books have the first chapter of the next book at the very end.
-The books seem to be the same size as the ones released individually so if something happens to a book you can easily replace it.
-I can finally use the special bookmarks (pictured, and NOT included in the boxed set) that I purchased to use as I read each book.
What I'm not crazy about:
-The box the books get stored in is made out of cardboard - not the most appealing way to store the books but the box looks great, is sturdy, and it should keep the books in good condition for years to come.