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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2001
I think this book is a fun read for any Harry Potter fan, although I felt a touch disapointed about the fact that they were so short (about 70 pages per book)... Also, I feel that Ms. Rowling could have included more magical creatures, such as bogarts, vampires, ghouls, poltergiests, dementors, ogres, house-elves (Hermoine would be very mad :-) and giants... The scribbles and doodles were a nice touch, though, and I apploud that. It seemed very in character. Again, I wish Ms. Rowling would have prolonged the books, as they might have been more, well, deep... these books also helped me understand Harry's world more clearly! Nonetheless, I didn't enjoy the introductions by Albus Dumbledore, as they were quite irrilevent and extremely unlike the lovable headmaster... I think Ms. Rowling should write more "textbooks" and such, although writing "Hogwarts-A History" would be difficult, as (if she stayed true to her word) would be over a thousand pages!!! The nice thing about these books is that all the profit goes to charity! So, kudos, Ms. Rowling!These books are cheap, so practically anyone can afford them! Anyways, I would recomend this to any hardcore Harry Potter fans, but not to people trying to fill their craving until the fifth book is out! Ta-Ta!