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Enter to win a Harry Potter Collector's Book Box Set!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will hit theaters this summer - the 6th film in the series. Why not catch the finale NOW by reading the page turning final installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - released in paperback July 7th. It all comes down to this - a final face off between good and evil. You plan to pull out all the stops, but every time you solve one mystery, three more evolve.

Prize Description:

HARRY POTTER BOXED SET 1-7 includes the seven phenomenal Harry Potter hardcover books by best selling author J. K. Rowling. These books are housed in a collectible trunk-like box with sturdy handles and privacy lock. Bonus decorative stickers are included in each set.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

* Harry Potter Collector's Book Box Set

[Trunk containing Hardcover books #1-#7]

Five (5) First Prize winners will receive:

* Copy of the final book in the series

[Book #7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (paperback)]

To enter to win, comment on this post telling us your favorite Harry Potter book or movie and why you love it!

The winners will be selected and notified via e-mail on Wednesday, July 22nd. Sorry, but U.S. entrants only can be selected as the winners.

Giveaway courtesy of Big Honcho Media


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Jul 2, 2009 12:52PM EDT

Looks like I am the first guy to comment... I love Prisoner of Azakaban Movie and My favorite book is Book 5 :)

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Jul 2, 2009 12:54PM EDT

My favorite book and movie is the 7th, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although it hasn't been made into a movie yet, the final battle will be one of the most epic fight scenes ever, like LoTR epic. In the words of Neil Patrick Harris/Barney Stinson, it will be legendary.

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Jul 2, 2009 1:33PM EDT

I don't have a favorite i think the whole series is amazing! The story lines are all great! Just getting to watch everyone grow up over the years is amazing!

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Jul 2, 2009 1:49PM EDT

My favorite book is Goblet of Fire because I think it has the most blended mix of humor and darkness. My favorite movie is Order of the Phoenix because the actors are finally coming into their own and we're seeing more of what they can do.

Jul 2, 2009 1:57PM EDT

The first book is my favorite book. From the very start the reader is immediately thrust into a world a magic. As the series progresses the magical aspect of the books becomes more and more normal. In the first book, however, every spell is something unexpected and every magical creature is something new.

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Jul 2, 2009 2:23PM EDT

my favorite book is the Prisoner of Azkaban because for the first time we start really seeing into the lives of harry's parents, and what the wizarding world was like before Harry temporarily destroyed Voldemort.

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Jul 2, 2009 2:26PM EDT

My favorite book would have to be the last one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Simply because of the epic moment with Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange. ""NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH !" It's the best quote ever. I can't wait for it to happen in the movie, it better be there.

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Jul 2, 2009 4:16PM EDT

My favourite film is chamber of secrets because i think the basilisk is the coolest thing ever... :)I like to read the first book, becuase i like to see how everything started.

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Jul 2, 2009 4:28PM EDT

My favorite book would have to be 'The Goblet of Fire.' In this book, Harry is starting to mature and you can start to see anger in him. I have yet to read the seventh book, which is why I totally need this set!

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Jul 2, 2009 7:54PM EDT

My favorite movie is Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix. It's Definitely the best Harry Potter film so far. Precise balance between action, mystery and drama add up to a pretty wonderful and magical movie.

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Jul 2, 2009 11:12PM EDT

My favt book and movie is Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. It is more or less a suspense thriller. It gives an insight picture about Tom Riddle and also about Voldemort .

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Jul 3, 2009 3:53AM EDT

Although I love all the Harry Potter books, my favorite is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. For multiple reasons, the 6th novel is the one that touched me the most emotionally and kind of made me see the whole story in an entirely new light-- a better light. It went above and beyond what I expected, which seemed nearly impossible to do, since I loved this series and had been reading them since I was 10 years old. I feel that it has everything in it-- humor, friendship, love, heartache, adventure, loss, lies, revelations, and truth. We get to see Hermione and Ron's adorable bickering and flirting, Harry's relationship with Ginny, and we learn about Snape, Voldemort, and Dumbledore's backstories, each of which made me see them slightly differently than I had before, for better or worse.
It was the first book in the series that made me cry.
I felt that this book took the Harry Potter story to a new level, introducing the horcruxes and adding depth and explanation to Harry and Voldemort's story. It showed that things are not always as they seem, and that while ultimately not everything is always black and white, sometimes some things are-- brilliantly and soberly leading up to the final battle between good and evil.

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Jul 3, 2009 11:34AM EDT

Boy could I use this, as much crap as I get from friends for never reading or seeing any of the movies this would only make sense to have at home

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Jul 3, 2009 3:47PM EDT

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the second movie.

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Jul 3, 2009 4:38PM EDT

Well I haven't gotten through all of the books, but so far book 4 is my favorite. I love the action of each challenge and how the character grow with each book.

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Jul 3, 2009 9:02PM EDT

My favorite book is the Goblet of fire as this is the book which brought to life one of the most feared villains ever - Lord Voldemort.The series is taken to a whole new level with the Dark Lord's arrival (in flesh) . The book also is important as it holds the key to why Harry did not die in the end and to me thats where the beauty of the book lies and the genius of J K Rowling come to play .She ties up the events ( Harry's blood is used to bring back Lard Voldemort) and statements ( Dumbledore realizing the importance of this event) of this book to the events in her last installment - Deathy Hallows and finally brings the series to its logical end.

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Jul 4, 2009 1:36AM EDT

I love the book Half-Blood Prince because it had more of the darker characters. Plus the history of the characters started to make sense. I thought the 7th book was way too confusing, it was like JK Rowling was done. I mean she was but all the fame had already made her a millionaire what was one more book? I still love her and the entire series!

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Jul 4, 2009 5:36AM EDT

My favorite book (and movie) is HP and the philosopher's stone just because is the one where everything starts! you can just fell all the magic and it just makes you imagine what would it be like living in a world like that (and how cool it'll be) , makes you fell like a child again, it boost your imagination, makes you curious, you just want to be there! with harry in Diagon Alley , in his first day on howgarts everywhere! Because of the legend that starts, the innocence in harry and his good heart but also his bravery and how he begins his journey to find his purpose in life.

Jul 4, 2009 10:07AM EDT

My favorite book was either one or four, but its really hard to choose cause I am a huge fan of everyone! And as far as ths movies go so far, again hard to pick but 4 or 5.

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Jul 4, 2009 10:55AM EDT

Order of the Phoenix would have to be my favorite - it's when the whole series got that nice blend of dark and cute!

Jul 4, 2009 11:08AM EDT

HP & the Prisoner of Azkaban!))) The book and the movie!) Why? Well...It's the one where it all starts to get real. Before that part it was all fairy tales for kids (still brilliant but kinda childish). The book "ages" along with Harry and "the gang". So this one is when it still has both the charm of a fairy tale and the suspence of a thriller!

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Jul 4, 2009 12:38PM EDT

I Love all of the books and movies so far.If I have to pick one, I would start with the first one.Harry finally meets people who like him for the first time in his life.He has his first ever birthday cake. Things that most people take for granted as a given in their life, he has never been able to have.A decent place to sleep, being treated like one of the family-which he is, having enough to eat and clothes that fit.Hagrid becoming his first ever friend.Finally understanding what he was born to do and why he was alive.The things we all search for in our own lives.Getting to share in his wealth with Ron on the train and getting all the sweets he wants.Not to mention having his first pet ever.

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Jul 4, 2009 3:14PM EDT

My favorite book is by far the fourth. My copy of Goblet of Fire is literally falling apart. At one point I think I estimated that I had read that book over 30 times. I feel like the characters really grow up in that book and it is the first time we are confronted by a corporeal version of Voldemort. I also love all of the detail that went into the Triwizard Tournament. Harry Potter is such a great series and I'm thrilled that I was able to grow up with these books.

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Jul 4, 2009 3:24PM EDT

My favorite book is the first book where harry is introduced to the wonderful world of magic. I liked it so much that i read it 12 times

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Jul 4, 2009 4:11PM EDT

Personally I feel there isn't a SINGLE favorite, each book/movie has its own "flare". Philosopher's stone because it brought me into the world, Chamber of secrets because of the evolution of the characters, Prisoner of Askaban because of the continuity of the time travel and Harry's first step as a great wizard ( stag patronus), Goblet of Fire because you got to learn about some wizard stuff and the twist of Moody, Order of the Phonix because we actually get to see Voldemort in a standing that wan "main" not just a whispering voice, Half blood Prince because of Harry actually coming of age and accepting his ultimate destiny, and Deathly Hallows because well, it puts everything to a, also sad, great end. But if I were to rank them, it'd probably "Goblet of Fire" only because it had dragons, everyone else is superrrrrr CLOSE!

Jul 4, 2009 6:38PM EDT

My all time favorite book is the first Harry Potter because it set the stage for all the wonders to come but the best movie would have to be the Order of the Phoenix because the battle between Voldermort and Dumbledore was incredible

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Jul 4, 2009 7:23PM EDT

I would have to say Goblet of fire, like i read all the series but goblet of fire is the only one that i read more than once... and although we're supposed to tell them either a favorite book OR movie, Ima just say i thought the first movie was the best, the freakin school is breathtaking...

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Jul 4, 2009 9:54PM EDT

I love Half-Blood Prince. It's the last book set in Hogwarts, and it's the first book in the series that made me cry. When Dumbledore kicked the bucket... I bawled.

Jul 4, 2009 10:11PM EDT

The fifth book was my favorite because JKRowling captured the feelings of the characters perfectly. If you read the book while in a bad mood, you could completely put yourself in Harry's place and think "he is so right, how could they?" And if in a good mood while reading, you think "Harry, stop being such a git!"

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Jul 5, 2009 8:54AM EDT

My favorite book is the third, I love the humor that the twins bring in. And my favorite movie so far is the fourth, I think they take a lot more risks than they had previously, and it really makes a difference!

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Jul 5, 2009 8:44PM EDT

Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban has to be the best when dumbledore runs into hermione and harry after their trip and they said they did what he asked and he forgets....... very funny

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Jul 6, 2009 12:49AM EDT

My favorite book of the Harry Potter series is the Prisoner of Azkaban. Sirius Black is my favorite character of fiction. Once Harry discovers Sirius' true identity in book 3, they form a bond which is truly heartwarming. I love it more with each time I read it.

Jul 6, 2009 3:14AM EDT

I have not read any of the Harry Potter books but I do enjoy winning stuff. And If I won them I could read them and not have to say this when the next movie comes around and there is another contest to enter. But I would already have the books so I wouldn't really need to enter that giveaway, hmm. Oh well, I do like winning stuff.
I did enjoy the third movie slightly more than the others if that counts as an illiterate reading method.

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Jul 6, 2009 3:31AM EDT

As a loyal HP fan since my childhood, I'd say my favorite book would be the 'Harry potter and the Goblet of Fire. Its awesome in many ways. It has lots of Quidditch, deadly tournaments between rival schools, a subtle love story thread and great plot twists. Besides, the book brings out the virtues of not only 'The Trio' but also the other important characters like the Marauders and Voldemort. An excellent read.
My favorite movie would be 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. This movie is very touching in that it skilfully unravels the mysteries of Harry's past and their connection to his present. I just love the way the plot thickens as it unwinds. The dark portrayal of Harry's adventures is somehow very close to my imagination (of the story) from reading the book. The magic in this movie feels so real with the superb graphics and music. (Scenes with the Dementors and other creatures). Must watch for everyone.

Jul 6, 2009 7:26AM EDT

I just love book 1 and book 5: book 1 because we follow Harry in his journey of discovery into the world of Wizardry and the descriptions are just phenomenally suggestive, and book 5 because, well, I'm all for subversive student movements! :P

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Jul 6, 2009 7:57AM EDT

My favorite book is book 7 because it's the culmination of everything else that happened in the other books and because of the truly epic battle that takes place in book 7.

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Jul 6, 2009 9:08AM EDT

The Goblet of Fire! Although I'm hard to pick just one... I'd love a boxed set!

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Jul 6, 2009 9:39AM EDT

My favorite book is Book 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban. Why? Because this is the first time Sirius Black and Professor Lupin are introduced! These two are my favorite characters in the Harry Potter series. Both characters add a certain depth to Harry's emotional character and his past which in turn gives the book a whole new level of awesome. You are involved in Harry's emotional problems from the first chapter of the first book; however, Harry's relationship with Sirius that forms at the end of book 3 made me feel a new level of connectedness with Harry's character, which, of course, is the most important thing for a devoted reader. I also appreciate both of these characters [Sirius and Lupin] because they both love and appreciate Harry in a way that is more parental than any of the other adult characters up until this point. By the way, I fell to pieces when both characters died (in Book 5 and Book 7...).Most importantly though, the Dementors give Harry's past a very real place in the book and in our hearts (well, at least mine). For me, a great story has me completely engrossed in the book to the point where the character's pain is my pain and the characters are my "friends" by the end of the story. Harry's reactions to the Dementors, along with his relationships with Lupin and Sirius, were the points where I first felt most in-tune with Harry's character (even though I have been a die-hard Harry Potter fan since the first book came out). Oh and not to mention, this is the book when you find out why Snape is so nasty to Harry. And let's face it, even though we all hated Snape (until the very end of the series), the Snape-Potter controversy has always been a most interesting element of the saga.

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Jul 6, 2009 10:08AM EDT

I love the Goblet of Fire--the scene with Cedric Diggory really brought home for a lot of people the reality of the situation, that someone so great and loved could die, through no fault of his own. I was very touched by the description of Cedric's father breaking down, and of Harry's numbness. Everytime I need a good solid set of goosebumps, I just pick up the book and leaf to that section.

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Jul 6, 2009 10:39AM EDT

My favorite book is the Prisoner of Azkaban. For me, this book is the one where the plot is the most intricately woven. The various plot twists such as the situation between Black and Pettigrew as well as Pettigrews identity are so well prepared for yet unexpected. Black is my favorite character and this is the book for his introduction. Additionally, we get to see Harry win the Quidditch cup!
My favorite movie would have to be the fourth one. If nothing else, I believe the fourth book was the most suited to be made into a movie. The book had so many exciting fantasy elements as well as amazing scenes with the Quidditch World cup and the trials of the Triwizard tournament. The format in which the trials take place give the movie very natural pacing as well as a great dark setting for the final scene. The movie was plot-packed and visually thrilling.

Jul 6, 2009 11:08AM EDT

My favorite book is probably Deathly Hallows. I found it to be an enormously engaging novel, as well as a very satisfying conclusion to the series.
My favorite film is Goblet of Fire, because I found it to be a funny, dark, and, above all, thrilling entry in the franchise.

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Jul 6, 2009 11:52AM EDT

My favorite was the Goblet of Fire. It really changed the tone of the next movies to a more dark setting, and starts allowing the characters to develop more
I haven't yet been able to read any of the books yet. Hopefully this will change soon.

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Jul 6, 2009 11:56AM EDT

The third book for sure

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Jul 6, 2009 11:59AM EDT

I have a hard time choosing a favorite but if I have to it's the 6th because while you begin understand a lot of things you didn't before you also have new questions to be answered which leads you to the next book. I found myself guessing about the owner of the book and kept changing my guess a lot, it was fun. My favorite movie is the Prisoner Of Azkaban because of the blown up Aunt, the Night bus, the time turning, Harry finds out about Sirius and he figures out how to produce the charm to fight off the dementors. I am getting ready to start reading them again.

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Jul 6, 2009 12:22PM EDT

My favorite book is the Half-Blood Prince because it has so much more insight into the characters than previous books.

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Jul 6, 2009 1:03PM EDT

Book 5 is definately my favorite and the only book in the series I've read more than twice, i think. :) I did a research project in college showing how Harry's character develops and relates to the readers through each book. I think in The Order of the Pheonix, Harry faces difficulties and emotions that make him even more admirable and relatable. Also, its a classic and fun portion of the story, where all the Order comes together in their adventures and relives some of the adventures of the previous generation.

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Jul 6, 2009 1:05PM EDT

I completely love the harry potter series. It just keeps getting better from book to book. my favorite was the ending. Long before the final book comes out I imagined a great ending in my head and I was thrilled to find out that the story ended almost like I had imagined. as I was reading through i almost wondered if the author had been able to read my mind she had taken my idea and perfected it it was just exciting, splendid.My favorite movie has to be the very first one. I will never forget the feeling I felt when I learned they were making a movie of my favorite book. all through the movie i felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. Although i still feel hyper when i am about to watch a new harry potter movie, the sorcerer's stone movie was the very first one to give me that feeling.

Jul 6, 2009 1:08PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter movie was The Goblet of Fire. I really enjoyed the trials that the characters had to go through and of course the return of Voldemort.

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Jul 6, 2009 1:32PM EDT

My favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban. That was the one that got me hooked on "Harry Potter" series. I have been a big fan ever since and it is also the one that got me into Sci-fi/Fantasy type books and movies! I am so glad it did because I now Love sci-fi fantasy books and movies!!!!!!!!!!

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Jul 6, 2009 1:36PM EDT

I'm going to go with book 6 as my favorite. Nothing like a luck potion to tickle your wildest fantasies...man there are so many days I wish I had one of those. There were a couple of reasons why I liked The Half-Blood Prince. First we get to see the real experimenting genius of professor Snape and the impressive wisdom of Dumbledore. Second, Harry strikes a menacing blow to Malfoy (which I can't wait to see in the movie) that has been thoroughly deserved. Lastly, the horcrux adventure kept me reading all night. Awesome. Also, I recommend listening to the books on cd, read by Jim Dale. That guy did an amazing job, worthy of some sort of award.

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Jul 6, 2009 1:40PM EDT

My very favorite Harry Potter book would have to be the last one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Not only has every single book leading up to this last book been harboring clues and hints to the finaly, but they way every detail clicks into place is just perfect. Also, once you think you have everything figured out, you get newer, more shocking twists and turns. Then, of course, there was THE MOMENT, in which Hermione and Ron FINALLY got to snogging, which I had been waiting for, since at least the second book.

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Jul 6, 2009 2:02PM EDT

Well my favorite Harry Potter movie has to be the Goblet of Fire. That book was also the best in the series as well. HP and the Goblet of Fire had it all and is the first book that revealed to us the wizarding world on a grand scale. The first three were amazing but we didn't know much about wizards outside of Hogwarts (and the Voldemort story line). But the Goblet of Fire created a while new world.

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Jul 6, 2009 2:36PM EDT

For the grand prize!

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Jul 6, 2009 2:37PM EDT

why can't ppl from Ireland win thats jus not fair!!!! Its called a post office look it up!!!Not that ya's care but my favourite book is the "half blood prince" because that is where it all really kicked off and everything started to slip into place jus what harry had to do and what it was going to take to kill Voldemort.....plus i cried for ages when dumbledore died and of course HURRAY HARRY AND GINNY AND RON AND HERMIONE(well kind of)!!!!!! Harry finally became a man in this one realising he was the only one left he had to take control of his own life, go on d harry!!!Also it created a kind of bittersweet moment as i read the last words as harry and Dumbledore left Hogwarts for good, thinking that this was my favourite book and desperate to know whats going to happen, yet realising i had only 1 book left b4 my visit to the wizarding world was over. :(Dumbledores man through and through!!

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Jul 6, 2009 2:39PM EDT

I love all the books - but my favorite is #5 (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). I generally tend to be the oddman out on this choice as people think Harry as too angsty and thus frustrating to read about. However, what is amazing about this book is how Rowling develops the characters, specifically Harry's friends, in a way not really repeated. This is the book where Dumbledore's Army is created! The Weaseley twins memorably drop out of school! And Professor Umbridge - well she's awful. But how much fun was it too hate her while reading the book! Being able to evoke emotions in the reader - whether it be a frustration at Harry's teenage immaturity, a hatred of Umbridge's corruption, or attachemnt to any of the member's of the DA made this book my favorite.
As to the movies - well, I would say that I liked # 3 (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) the best. What is different about this movie is that unlike the previous 4 - it does not try to directly lift the text of the book and make it into a movie script. This was a problem that made movies 1-3 painful to watch. The fact is that sucha movie will never be as good as a book. Movies and film are a different media and must be treated as such. A good movie-made-from-a-book will try to draw on the characters, themes, and ideas of a book and use the new media of film to present them. So, perhaps I enjoyed this movie the most for the reason that it, of all the movies, least tried to directly copy the book.

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Jul 6, 2009 2:43PM EDT

my favorite book i would have to say half-blood prince it had the perfect build up to an action packed finish it was dark, but not to the point were death was expected to the point were it loses some of its gravity. overall great book.

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Jul 6, 2009 2:56PM EDT

My favorite book is The Prisoner of Azkaban because I feel all the main characters needed are introduced and the events are set into play for the rest of the series. I am also a huge Remus Lupin fan, so I like that he and Sirius are brought in the story in this book. Lupin is interesting because he was so level headed until the last book when he tried to run out on Tonks. But I regress.... My favorite movie out has to be Order of the Phoenix, I feel the acting and special effects were the strongest in this movie than the others. I hope the Half-Blood Prince tops it though.

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Jul 6, 2009 2:59PM EDT

my favorite book is the sixth one (half blood prince) because there was a lot of character development and in it, we really see how the series is going to be concluded. my favorite movie is the fifth one (order of the phoenix) because the acting is great and it is the first one where voldemort is back, making it more intense than the others.

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Jul 6, 2009 3:12PM EDT

Man, favorite book... Well, it used to be Order of the Phoenix, for the whole plotline of it. Harry realizing that he's more alone than he thought, but also seeing how much love and support he has from his friends and followers, and how much they're willing to put on the line for him. But now I think The Deathly Hallows ties for my favorite. Once the ball gets rolling it's hard to put it down to even sleep! The whole build-up to the ending is just so thrilling, and everything's so much more realistic in that one. The danger is so high through the whole thing it's just one amazing book from page 1 to the huge finale.
My favorite movie thus far would have to be Goblet of Fire. It's done the best with bringing the books to life than the rest in my opinion. As with all the movies, I don't feel it's as good as the book and have some discrepancies with the way certain things were done, but I was pleased with it on the whole.

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Jul 6, 2009 3:14PM EDT

I love "The Goblet of Fire"- it really kept me on my toes and helped me to understand the characters on a deeper level. Lots of action and suspense make for an excellent book- even if the movie didn't quite match it ;)

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Jul 6, 2009 3:17PM EDT

My favorite book is the chamber of secrets. When i was in second grade i read that book because the movie was coming out soon. I hadnt read the first book yet but i had already fallen in love with the series.

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Jul 6, 2009 3:25PM EDT

I love Harry Potter, I've read all the books like a hundred times... I think I would have to say that my favorite book is the 7th Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; I just love the fianl battle even though is a little sad in some parts, but it's amazing how when you read it you get to feel everything that Harry is feeling. I also love how JK Rowling had everything planed so in the 7th book you see the whole truth, and everything matches; you see that some things that you read in the other books and weren't that important then have a huge meaning in this book. :)
My favorite movie is the first one, I love the acting of Harry, Ron, Hermione and specially Dumbledore. Also, even though some of the things from the movie are not the same as the book, I think that this movie has a huge resemblance with the book. I love Hogwarts in that movie and when they go through the lake to get there for the first time and the look on their faces when they eneter it. I also love the chalanges at the end, when they go through the huge chess game and the mirror... I love it! :P

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Jul 6, 2009 3:42PM EDT

My favorite book would have to be Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. This is the first book that really brings out the darkness of the series. The entire part in the Department of Mysteries is amazing. It gives you great detail of the fight within it, yet gives you enough space to let your imagination soar. I feel this book was a climax in the series thus so far because it was the first time that not only Harry was battling Voldemort. He had the people who have been with him all along by his side this time, determined to fight for him (and some for personal reasons as well (Neville)). This really brought out the true bond between the characters in this series. The prophecy found during this piece of the book is finally proclaimed, that "one may not live while the other survives." Meaning, either Harry or Voldemort must die. Harry finally begins to completely come to terms with his destiny (although not as much as he does in the 6th novel). This is just such a climactic point in the series, I don't know how you can't love it.
In addition this book also shows Harry really stepping up to his leadership role. His (and Hermiones of course) set up of the DA, or Dumbledore's Army, and determination to teach others his skills, really shows his maturation. His true strength is also shown, in his loss of Sirius. Harry character has gone through so much, and to do this to him is just tragic, but you feel as if it makes the series better because it's just one more amazing thing he has overcome. This series makes you believe that no matter how bad it gets, you can come out on top.
I have been reading these books since I was 10, and their timeline with the movies goes almost perfectly with my aging as well, really making me feel as if I've grown up with these characters. And as Harry reaches his maturing point in the fifth book, I currently feel as I relate to that most because I've come to the most maturing point in my life as well, leaving for college and being on my own for the first time. Just like this book it's unsure, exhilarating, frightening, and amazing all at once.
Oh, and the fifth book also introduces my favorite character, Luna Lovegood, whom brings some much needed humor into this dark installment in the series.

Jul 6, 2009 3:49PM EDT

my favorite book is the very first HP, it was the first book i couldnt stop reading till i finished it. ive read the whole series serial times now and i still love the books

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Jul 6, 2009 3:50PM EDT

My favorite book is The Half-Blood Prince it is so funny but also incredibly heartbreaking. Everytime I read it I cry from both laughter and sadness. J.K. Rowling really took an enormous risk killing off such a beloved character, but it really took the books to a much higher level making me realize that no one is safe from the evil that these kids were fighting. Plus it really got me pumped to read the seventh book wondering who would be spared by the pen of the author.

Jul 6, 2009 4:07PM EDT

My favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban, that's where JK Rowling came into her own in her writing style.

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Jul 6, 2009 4:21PM EDT

my favorite book is the deathly hallows because so much happens in it! and it was most intense ending!

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Jul 6, 2009 4:24PM EDT

Why my favorite book is HARRY POTTER and THE GLOBET OF FIRE?
There’s to many reasons why I love this book (of all books not just harry potter series), I love it because is the first book that I read in my life just because I want to not just I had to. Its gotta be the most creative book ever!! Since the beginning of the book the Quidditch World Cup, then what I never expected the visit of others institutions Beauxbatons and Drumstang then the final tournament the MAZE, the death of Cedric, and the moment that I just enjoy the most the fight between Harry and Voldemort exactly when the effect Priori Incantatem takes place letting Cedric, James, lily and so many others appear to protect Harry. I have to say that Ron jealousy (of Viktor Krum) was fun first time of the book that he for real seem to like Hermione.Why I want the book collection? I think every harry potter fan would love to have them but I specially want them to remind me there’s always a Good book waiting for you…"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

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Jul 6, 2009 4:25PM EDT

My favorite book is The Half-Blood Prince. It's so interesting so see Voldemort when he was still Tom Riddle. The trips in the pensieve are the coolest thing she's ever made up.

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Jul 6, 2009 4:30PM EDT

My favorite book and movie is Harry potter and the order of the Phoenix because I loveeee Dumbeldore's Army!

Jul 6, 2009 4:32PM EDT

My favorite book is Prisoner of Azkaban and the Deathly Hallows. I like the third one because it's the one where Harry finds out the truth and he also finds out that he still has someone who i still "family". I also reallylike Deathly Hallows because it's the one where we see Harry Ron and Hermione in the "actual world". My favorite movie so far is the Prisoner of Azkaban because i think it's the movie closest to the book.

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Jul 6, 2009 5:19PM EDT

My favorite book is harry potter and the order of the phoenix. Because I love the dulighing club. My favorite movie is the 6th I want to see it too. it looks so cool and dark also dangers . Snap is the half blood prince .It is funny when the take the love potion.

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Jul 6, 2009 5:20PM EDT

To be honest I was turned off before ever seeing a HP movie. My guess it was the hype. But one day I was on sidereel looking for something to watch and decided to watch one....and then another...and then another, until I had finished with all of the released ones. I have been on edge awaiting for the new one. I WOULD LOVE to get the book collection and start from the beginning! Mmmmm my favorite one...thats hard...The Goblet of Fire because I really liked the sequence of tasks they had to go through. It was like I was trying to figure out some of the things myself. And figure, if I hadn't have just took the leap and watched one here on sidereel, I would have missed out on all of this:)

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Jul 6, 2009 5:36PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter book would have to be the first one: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- It was such a good book and well-written. Its the book that started it all and sucked you into the Harry Potter series.

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Jul 6, 2009 6:23PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter book is the final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It has such an epic feel to it, in terms of suspense and emotion. Knowing that I was pages away from the final fate of these characters I've fallen in love with was such a powerful experience. The ending left me satisfied with the way every character's story was wrapped up. I liked how this book was the most mature and violent, as it was necessary for the plot. I liked that it finally gave me the feeling that Harry was an adult, living outside of Hogwarts and having to fend for himself with only the help of his two friends.
My favorite movie is Goblet of Fire, because the Tournament was so exciting and well-done. I would be so incredibly happy if I won the book collection.

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Jul 6, 2009 6:24PM EDT

My favorite movie is harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban. the whole movie is so AWESOME that i dont have a favorite scene. there all to good to choose from. its my favorite movie of ALL time. i have watch the movie soooooooooo many times. its just the best movie!!!! and i cant wait to see harry potter and the half blood prince!!!!!!! that movie looks sooo awesome. i have seen like every preview of it there is and i REALLY cant wait to see it!! i havnt read the books yet but i really want too and since i dont have them but if i win them i am going to read them right away. i just really want the books that started it all so i can read them and compare them to the movies! i have friends that read the books and said they were hooked and they wouldnt let them go. i just really want to read them now. cant wait till half blood prince!!! YAY

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Jul 6, 2009 6:27PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter book is Half-Blood Prince, because we get to know the story of Voldemort and its complexity. How this evil grew. And is just so dark. We get to see that Malfoy is not that cold hearted :P

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Jul 6, 2009 6:31PM EDT

My favorite book is the third, "The Prisoner of Azkaban", mainly because my favorite character is Sirius Black. From Sirius, we finally learn more about Harry's past, and we look forward to Harry's future with his godfather. Sirius' death in book 5 was devastating!

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Jul 6, 2009 6:35PM EDT

I have been reading Harry Potter since I was 6 years old, and throughout all the books, I would have to say the seventh book is my favorite, because while it does not completely tie up all the loose ends, it explains many unexplained things. Also, I never fail to cry when i read this book, at all the deaths. This book is so emotional for me, because it is the end of an era. I grew up reading Harry Potter, and every time I finish the final book I cry, because of the happiness, and the sadness, and because JKR is just so amazing for writing these books.ALSO, my favorite movie so far is one, because it is so magical and new, but I think HPB will be AMAZING and I can't wait for it to come out!!

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Jul 6, 2009 6:41PM EDT

my favorite harry potter book would be the first one, because it gave us the magical world that produced the other books. As far as movies, my favorite one so far has been OTTP, for me it held to the magic of the books without losing the feeling by bogging down the movie with so much information.

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Jul 6, 2009 6:46PM EDT

My favorite book used to be the 5th book because I absolutely adore Sirius Black and when he died I couldn't help but cry. However over the years I have grown to love all the books. After having read all of them over and over I can't really see them as individual books but all parts of one amazing story. J.K. Rowling has given us one of the greatest stories of all time. I know for a fact someday my kids will read these books and love them just as much as I do. The most crushing moment for me was the end of the 5th and 6th books when two of my favorite characters died. I didn't know how Rowling would bounce back from killing off such an epic character but she somehow managed to keep the magic going and tie all the loose ends at the end of the series. My favorite movie I think will be this one. The movies never compare to the books but it's always fun to see how they play everything out.

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Jul 6, 2009 6:59PM EDT

My favorite book is ''The Prisoner of Azkaban" because I love the relationship Harry develops with Sirius. My favorite movie is "The Order of the Phoenix," but I have a feeling "The Half-Blood Prince" will soon replace that - the special effects get increasingly better with each film, and I've enjoyed watching the actors grow.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:02PM EDT

I couldn't possibly pick a favorite book. I loved the entire series, the entire story and how it builds to it's epic finish. Though it will be torture to wait for all of the movies to be made, I am very excited about the final book not being crammed into one movie and instead being made into 2.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:04PM EDT

The first book is the best because it introduces the reader to Harry Potter's life. When someone reads that first book they get to experience a world they've never imagined before. It's a tantalizing look at just the tip-of-the-iceburg that is Harry Potter.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:04PM EDT

My favorite book would have to be Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. It's actually my favorite book of all time. Fantastic storyline, great character development, page turner, and an awesome ending. This was the book where all bets are off. Rowling did a wonderful job with the whole series but that by far takes the cake. Favorite movie would have to be Prisoner of Azkaban. I love the character Sirius Black and it was nice to hear the back story on him and Harry's parents. Fun movie and I can't wait till the next one!

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Jul 6, 2009 7:11PM EDT

my favourite book is half blood prince because you see the trio really growing up and coming of age. i like the build up to book 7 and i remember before deathly hallows was relseased there was so much speculation on what was going to happen and how everything was going to play out and i think that build up was the best part of the series, constantly wondering where its going next. I miss the books so much now that the series is over and am hopeful each of the films stay true because its all the fans want to see, that the books are done justice and the magic ends on a high!

Jul 6, 2009 7:15PM EDT

My favorite book is the first book because it's what got me so involved into the series. Without "the Sorcerer's Stone" there would be no Harry Potter. The innocence and adventure pulled me into the series and today Harry Potter is in my opinion the greatest series ever written.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:33PM EDT

Books 3-7 are amazing. I've read and reread this series with each new book that is released and each movie that releases. My favorite book is The final book. The mixed emotions that are brought up with this book are unreal. To think that an author can captivate this many people book after book after book. I couldn't put it down! Any of them actually. It is bittersweet coming to the end of the series... good thing you can start again any time you like!

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Jul 6, 2009 7:40PM EDT

I am a huge fan of Harry Potter books and movies. I personally think that all of the books are amazing. My favorite book is "Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone". I like this book the most because this is the beginning of Harry Potter's life. In this book there is more written about the classroom life, which I like very much. I think it is very entertaining how those wizards learned magic. Because of this book I finally stated to read books and I actually enjoyed it.
I remember when I was 11 years old I waited for someone to come for me, so I could go to Hogwarts school. This book made my life more entertained. I wish there would be more books like this one.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:47PM EDT

My favourite book in the series is Half-Blood Prince. I have always found Snape's story particularly compelling throughout the series, and here is where Snape is taking center stage, not necessarily for good reasons. Now knowing his motives for his actions throughout the series, Half-Blood Prince becomes particularly poignant in that everything he does is founded in love and loyalty. Snape is the true hero of the series, and Half-Blood Prince is a step in acknowledging what he would do for Dumbledore and for Lily.As far as other plot points of the book, I feel like Half-Blood Prince does an amazing job at developing Dumbledore and his relationship with Harry and Tom. Dumbledore's vulnerability toward the end of the book shows how imperfect he can really be, and also shows how much he has come to appreciate Harry. "I am not Harry, Harry. I am with you." Those words resonate as a testament to Dumbledore's humanity and compassion. The funeral toward the end of the book also demonstrates how much Dumbledore had touched everyone's lives.Finally, I think this is the book when Harry reaches his full potential. In the fifth book, he is emotional, irrational, and by the end, he's depressed and angry. In the sixth book, however, Harry achieves a rationality that is integral to his ability to defeat Lord Voldemort. The book demonstrates how he finally achieves this maturity and I feel like Harry is finally arriving at the man he is meant to be by the end of the book.I am definitely looking forward to the movie release, hoping that these main themes will translate on screen as well as they did through the books.

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Jul 6, 2009 7:47PM EDT

I love the fact that the 7th book is going to be 2 movies, I can't wait. Does anyone have early word on when they might come out?

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Jul 6, 2009 7:52PM EDT

While I hold a special fondness for the entirety of the series, the fifth installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is my favorite, hands down and without a doubt.
When this book came out, I was at the point where I was just starting to feel all that unpleasant teen angst, and Order of the Phoenix is the book that seems to slam home the fact that Harry’s a teenager, not some messiah who was born from the toughest fiber and strongest moral faith. I found Harry’s faults incredibly relatable.
I remember, even at the release party itself, looking at some of my friends and being insanely jealous, whether it was over pretty eyes or some envied skill, and then going home that night and devouring Order of the Phoenix. I was astonished that Harry was jealous of his friends and their statuses as prefects, that he felt alienation, even though he was obviously a highly revered person in his world. Many books showcase faults, but I’d never read a book that highlighted faults that were almost mirror-like to mine. It was refreshing.
And, as sappy as this seems, the scene in which Sirius died and the subsequent part in which Harry destroys Dumbledore’s office also struck a chord in me. I thought Rowling’s control of her characters, the ability to make emotion bleed of the page, to make me cry over mere words, was the most awe inspiring thing in the world. It whetted an appetite in me to find my own command over words. It seems really sentimental to say, but this book was one of the points in my life that led me down the track to being an English writing major at college with the dream of becoming a novelist.

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Jul 6, 2009 8:49PM EDT

My favorite book in the series is Half-Blood Prince. The book brought up so many new questions about Snape and Draco, and Voldemort's backstory, I loved that Harry and Ginny finally got together (even though they were separated by the end). I just remember the excitement while waiting for the 7th book to come out so I could finally get all my answers for HBP's questions! Before the longer books started coming out, I really liked Prisoner of Azkaban, because it was so different from the rest, and I loved that Harry discovered his long, lost godfather.
My favorite movie so far is probably Prisoner of Azkaban (though OotP comes in a close second!) I think that for the most part the movies have been getting better as they go along - with special effects and whatnot - but PoA was the best overall movie!
I can't wait to see Half-Blood Prince, and I have a feeling I will have a new favorite movie after this one comes out!!!

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Jul 6, 2009 9:14PM EDT

my favorite movie would have to be order of the pheonix, it is in that book when harry loses the one family member he has left, and he realizes he must win. my favorite book would have to be half blood price, my favorite part in that book is when he puts malfoy in his place in the restroom..... i was laughing for days.

Jul 6, 2009 9:26PM EDT

my favorite harry potter book would have to be the order of the phoenix because it is full of excitement and has alot of new details and emotion. this book is really deep because harry really gets to battle lord voldemort one on one and because harry loses his only family he has. it is so passionate, i love it!

Jul 6, 2009 9:55PM EDT

My favorite book is The Half Blood Prince...Because it is when the romances all start to develop, like Ron "eating Lavenders face" and the jealousy between Hermione and Ron. Ron (who is my favorite) is picked to stay on as keeper by harry ( which they are finally going to put in the movie). I think that this book shows how all the characters are really starting to grow.
I also love the part when Harry and Dumbledore go looking for the horcrux...It is really dark and creepy, and it takes the books to a whole new level. It is so sad....the way the book ends, but it really makes you wanna know what is going to happen next.
Can't wait til next week!

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Jul 6, 2009 10:07PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter book is The Order of the Phoenix, because it made all the characters seem so real, their emotions showing them human teenagers. I also thought that the way Harry's friends fought with him so bravely against the death eaters was inspiring. Especially Neville, who was always thought to be a coward, showed that he would rather be tortured than tell Harry to give up. It was incredible

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Jul 6, 2009 10:14PM EDT

My favorite book is the 4th book because I love how the romantic air of the yule ball is added in, along with the creative tri-wizard tournament and the love-hate chemistry between ron and hermione. :)

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Jul 6, 2009 10:26PM EDT

My favorite book is Deathly Hallows because Ron finally manned up and stopped being such a whiney baby. And because Harry killed Voldy. Very cool.

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Jul 6, 2009 11:26PM EDT

my favorite HP book is the 7th because you get to find out the "true selves" of so many characters and because - while i miss and cried for so many others - some of them get to have happy endings

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Jul 6, 2009 11:34PM EDT

Book would have to be the Half Blood Prince or Goblet of Fire but movie hmmm would maybe be the Prisoner of Az. but i am hoping for this next movie to Rock hard core!!!

Jul 6, 2009 11:43PM EDT

Harry potter is my fav. series of all time and my fav. book of the series would definitely harry potter and the sorceror's stone. I think both the movie and the book introduce the characters amazingly. The first book and movie is what made me want to see the rest of the movies. If the first movie and book were bad then harry potter would not as popular as it is today.

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Jul 6, 2009 11:48PM EDT

My favorite Harry Potter book is Deathly Hallows because i like the search for the horcruxes, and i like how its so different from other books because its not set at hogwarts. My favorite movie is Prisoner of Azkaban because i like seeing harry learn about his father and his friends, and learn the truth about sirius black. I also like the scene in Goblet of fire at the ball, thats where i first realized that hermione and ron were meant to be together

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Jul 6, 2009 11:50PM EDT

My favorite book in the Harry Potter series is with out a doubt Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I feel like all the characters finally begin to come into their own.
Harry learns more about his family and deals with his parents' deaths in ways that are heartbreaking yet empowering at the same time. He also becomes and even greater wizard when he learns how to cast a Patronus charm which saves not only his own life but also Sirius'. Harry grows up from a kid to an adult in this book.
Hermione's commitment to learning is something that any child who reads the book can learn from. She risks changing the future by going back in time just to learn more! And when she pulls out the time turner so that she and Harry can save Sirius and Buckbeak she shows how strong she is because she knows what a risk they are taking by changing the course of history. She is a strong role model for all girls!
Ron typically provides comic relief in the Harry Potter series but in Prizoner of Azkaban he shows true feelings. When he discovers that it was actually his own pet rat who is at fault for Harry's parent's deaths he shows true friendship to Harry.
This is far and beyond my favorite book in the Harry Potter series!

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Jul 6, 2009 11:58PM EDT

My favorite book was definitely Harry Potter and the sorceress stone. That one book got me into this series and started it all.

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Jul 7, 2009 12:07AM EDT

this is a report i wrote back when i was 14 and this is why i like the first book and movie,Harry Potter: And The Philosopher’s Stone.
This is the first book in a series of seven (one for each year Harry will be going to Hogwarts the wizard school). The author is J.K Rowling. The theme is basically magic. I guess the peak is when Harry realizes he’s a wizard.

The book is about a boy named Harry Potter. At first sight he might look like an all ordinary boy, but Harry is nothing like what you would call ordinary. He is a wizard! He’s tall and thin, and he’s got thick untidy black hair laying down on his for head covering a thin scar shaped like a bolt of lightning. That scar is the reason why Harry doesn’t have parents, and has to live with his aunt and uncle, who are the worst sort of muggles (unmagic people) you could find. And it’s because of that scar, Harry Potter is famous, he’s “the boy who lived”. Eleven years ago a great and powerful dark wizard called Voldemort had come to power. He killed everyone who came in his way. He even killed Harry’s parents. But for some reason, nobody knows why, Harry survived. Instead of killing Harry, the spell turned back on him. So Voldemort lost all his powers and disappeared.

As many years had past, Harry still live with his aunt and uncle not knowing anything about his past. He thinks he got the scar in the car accident his parents supposedly had died in.
As you can see the Dursleys is scared to death by anything that’s outside what’s normal. So they thought that maybe if they didn’t tell him anything about his parents (that they were witch and wizard) and if they treated him the right way, they might manage to squeeze the magic out of him.
But on his eleventh birthday, a giant man came and told him everything about him being a wizard and finally gave him his letter, whom Mr. Dursley have been keeping from him for a long time.
Then Harry went off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

At Hogwarts, there are four houses Griffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Harry got in Griffindor with Ron and Hermione. At first Harry and Ron didn’t like Hermione, but after they had saved her from a great mountain troll on Halloween, they became very good friends.
As they started their flying lessons Harry got to play Quidditch for the house team, he was a natural. And the youngest to play on the house team for a hundred years! Quidditch is the wizard’s sport.
In Harry’s first match someone cursed his broom to try to shake him of! But luckily he managed to stay on the broom and he even caught the snitch. That counts 150 points, and therefore Griffindor won the game.

At Christmas Harry got his dad’s old invisibility cloack, and he started wandering around the school. In one room there was a mystery mirror, he found very interesting, the mirror showed your deepest desires. In Harry’s case, it was to be with his parents. So when Harry looked in the mirror, he saw himself with the entire Potter family around him. He kept coming back. But one day Professor Albus Dumbledore sat on a desk behind the mirror, he told Harry that the mirror was dangerous and that he was going to move it to a safer place, and that Harry was not to go off looking for it again.

Another thing these three friends (Harry, Ron and Hermione) had found rather interesting was a monstrous dog with three heads in a pass way in the third floor, standing on a trapdoor obviously guarding something. There were three things they were sure of, one: That it was guarding something. Two: The thing it was guarding was about two inches long and had something to do with a mysterious man named Nicholas Flamel. Three: Someone at Hogwarts wasn’t like they would make you belive at all. Someone, who was really supposed to help keeping the mystery object safe, was really trying to do the opposite.
So they started their own little investigation. Who got more dangerous by every move.

If you think this book sounds interesting, and you want to find out how it goes with Harry’s investigation, and what happens next, I suggest you read the book. Cause this is really a good book, and I would strongly recommend it to children of all ages.
The author shows that you don’t have to be in another world to find magic, if you look good enough there might be magic just around the corner. You just have got to know where to look, and take time to look for it. So this is really a book where you can escape from everyday life, and go to a world of wonderful magic places, and really think that this could actually be, because it’s so near our own world, so it don’t seem that impossible...this is why i like the first book and movie

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Jul 7, 2009 12:11AM EDT

My favorite is the sixth because i feel like the entire story comes together and even though it is not the last in the series it is still such a great story and I am truly obsessed with harrypotter

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Jul 7, 2009 12:23AM EDT

my favorite book in the series was the deathly hallows, because it was amazing in good ways and bad. some of my favorite characters die but it all ends well. there should have been more books because they were totally awesome and i always hate to see a good series end. oh and i found it awesome that harry found out that snape was a good guy as he was dying.

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Jul 7, 2009 12:35AM EDT

My favorite book would have to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It showed the characters in a scenes outside school and how they cope with everything that is happening around them, without their trusted teachers advice.

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Jul 7, 2009 1:03AM EDT

I would have to say that my favorite book in the series is number 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This book gave you a little bit of everything. You got to see the reason certain characters are the way they are. Also you got to see the beginning of Riddle. Not to mention there is another epic battle between good and evil. I also liked how Malfoy had a larger part in this book.My favorite movie was number 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I loved the way they portrayed the dragons and the new students. They also hit Rita Skeeter right on the head. I was however a little disappointed in the way they portrayed the maze. They could have done a little more to it. I mean they could have actually added more of the challenges that Rowling had in her book.

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Jul 7, 2009 1:03AM EDT

Remember back when Harry Potter was young and naive? Before he could see Thestrals, before he knew his destiny, before he got so angsty and hormonal? At that time, Evil was still incorporeal -- and unnameable! Magic was magical, youth was invincible, and friends working together could overcome any obstacle. I reread the first book shortly after finishing the seventh, and it remains my favorite.

Jul 7, 2009 1:33AM EDT

The fourth book, The Goblet of Fire, is my favorite because it's the first time we really get to go back and see where the whole story really started. It begins to delve into the roots of everything we already know and all that is to come, and is so full of detail and plot, and is beautifully written.

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Jul 7, 2009 1:55AM EDT

harry potter and the goblet of fire is my fav book, because it was the first book i read, and because its slightly darker and enthralling! and i loved it! and the movie, the order of the phoenix is my fav, i love the scene in the room at the ministry of magic with bellatrix...

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Jul 7, 2009 2:02AM EDT

I've read all of the HP books... most of them several times (except the last one, which I've only read once so far), and my favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban. I love how it shows you that things and people are not always what you think, and that Harry learns that he actually does have family who love him. My favorite movie probably is The Sorcerer's Stone because it was such a magical (pun not intended) introduction to a new and wonderful world. When Harry and the gang are introdiced to Hogawarts and the world of wizardry, so are we, and we share their sense of wonder.

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Jul 7, 2009 2:06AM EDT

My favorite of the films is the Prisoner of Azkaban. I loved the direction the director took the series in, and that he was able to convey the maturing tone of the storyline. The main characters weren't cute little kids anymore, and I think the film helped mark those changes.

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Jul 7, 2009 2:16AM EDT

my favorite book is the deathly hallows (book 7 woop woop) because it finally brings everything together. you can really see the genius of j.k. rowling because every detail from the previous 6 books plays a part in the 7th. it absolutely blew me away how connected everything is and how much rowling had to plan out before she could even start writing the 1st book.
Also, even a lot of the book is spent in a tent, I still never get bored. Now that's amazing.

Jul 7, 2009 2:58AM EDT

My favorite book is the deathly hallows because it brought closure to a gaping hole

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Jul 7, 2009 3:32AM EDT

I love Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone it is by far the greatest and best because without it we wouldn't be mystified to read on. The imagination and wonder of J.K Rowling is the greatest motley of writing of our time. I remember reading the book countless times over and over. I never got tired of it. I was inspired to write by J.K's first masterpiece and now I've been pulled into her world. I've written many stories and I hope one day to be as successful as her and even write such a marvelous book. Now her books have been brought to the big screen. Now I'm fantasized with the movies. The directors, crew, and cast have done a great job bringing the books to life. Now my favorite movie is Harry Potter and the Order Phoenix. It shows the dark side of the movie franchise and also the exciting side where Harry and his friends finally fight back and they form D.A or Dumbledore's Army of course. It final starts the war between good and evil and the twists and turns it can take. Well I'm excited for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and waiting.

Jul 7, 2009 6:55AM EDT

My favorite book is the first one, because it interduces so many children to what a good book aught to be...a real page turner that expresses the true emotional turmoil of the main character and in which all of the characters display real flaws and troubles. There was no dumbing down of the material in order to suit children. An honest piece of fictional work that has moved millions and reinterduced the love of literature to the computer generation. And that is a very good thing indeed.

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Jul 7, 2009 8:54AM EDT

The book i enjoyed the most would definitely be the first one in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone a.k.a. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. i felt like this was the best in the series because it introduced us to this who new world of magic, power, adventure, and so much more new exciting things. When i first started reading the series, I was automatically hooked in. The plot was the best, it was so arable and amiable that the rest of the series could have a strong plot and could all be based on the original plot (the first book), and it had just enough closure, but still some room allowing the series to continue, this way the readers are able to look back and see how the characters have changed over time. Just a great plot, strong characters, and great imagery that introduced a whole new legendary series. That is why my favorite book in the series Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Jul 7, 2009 11:23PM EDT

i loved all of the books. if i had to pick a favorite it would have to be the prisoner of azkaban. i think that it was beautifully written and that it kind of is the catalyst for the rest of the books. everything that happened in the third book effects the rest of the series. my favorite movie is the first one because it introduces the audience to the world of magic. i loved seeing the kids eyes widen as they saw hagrid come through the door of the small house on the rock an when harry first flew on a broom. these books where actually my first major series that i read without having to be told to. i have grown up with harry through the books. when i finished reading the first book i was waiting to get my letter to go to hogwarts. little did i know then is that when i was reading the books i did get my little taste of the magic world. these books brought my family together it is something that my older sister shared with me and that i will read to my children as i get older. it is a classic in the making.

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Jul 9, 2009 12:57AM EDT

I loved the 1st one movie (sorcerer's stone), it did a great job introducing the characters and had a great sense of wonder about the (fictional) world

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Jul 9, 2009 7:58AM EDT

Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows: "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU B****!" -Molly Weasley
Good Game.

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Jul 9, 2009 11:28PM EDT

the sixth is probably my favorite of them all, but it is very hard to choose. i love them all but the sixth definitely sets up the the seventh one oh so well and ties in so many different aspects from the previous books.

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Jul 17, 2009 9:01PM EDT

I'd have to say my favorite book would have to be "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows", there was just so much drama and suspense, you just never knew what exactly was going to happen. It felt very much like a battle was being waged in a real world. I absolutely adored that book.

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Jul 22, 2009 4:35PM EDT

I always liked Book Two (The Chamber of Secrets.) As the series progressed it seemed out of place with the others. Then toward the end of the series (Books 6 and 7) Rowling tied it in as an integral part of the series.

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Oct 30, 2012 1:11PM EDT

My favourite book is probably the seventh. All are amazing (of course) but the wrap up is done so well and you just feel the weight of it all so much.

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