I was really looking forward to "reading" this books, especially after finishing the fourth book in the Harry Potter series.
I finally got them. I loved the box they came in, and the presentation of the books.... they DO look like REAL library or student books. I also really liked the "graffiti" by very famous Hogwarts students on them.
Still, these were not books I could actually read. I found them a bit dull and boring. They were written in encyclopedia form, and there are no stories in them.
If you are getting them to either read them yourself, or to your kids, I do not reccommend them. But, if you are a Harry Potter fan, who MUST have anything Harry Potter, then these books are a sure bet.
Finally, I am glad I got them, because they look really nice in my collection, I just wish I had known what they were about before I bought them.