Book Review – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Series: Harry Potter
Author: J.K. Rowing
Published: June 26th, 1997
Dates Read: July 4 to July 6, 2016
My Rating: 5 stars
Source: owned book
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
― J.K. Rowling,
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the “Harry Potter” series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.
“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
― J.K. Rowling,
Another reread and it was still as amazing as the first time I read it.
I hold this series close to my heart. It was there for me at times when my life was not easy and I know that I can always pick up the books and get lost in the wonderful world of Harry Potter and the magic that comes with it.
The plot – what a wonderful and amazing and strong plot. A young boy who has had a horrible childhood is picked up and thrown into a whole new world of battles and magic and spells and potions and moving pictures and so much more.
The descriptions of the land and the school are amazing. Rowling has written the book to allow the readers to have the ability to picture the settings in their head. From the train to Hogwarts school to the different creatures the readers will have a wonderful time picturing them in their head.
I wish I could attend Hogwarts……still waiting for my letter….might be passed the age but still want my letter to Hogwarts!!
The characters – the characters are strong from the start. I love the character development that the characters go through throughout the book.
This is a quick read. It’s addicting and pulls the reader in from the start. From the first line to the last line the readers will enjoy each and every word that the author has written down. The book provides it all. Several twists and turns and moments that are surprising and shocking to the reader.
There is action and mystery and magic and so much more inside the pages of the wonder world of Harry Potter.