Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.
Happy 20th Birthday, Harry Potter! Can you believe it? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns twenty years old today. So, I decided to do a review on the first book in one of the most famous series of all times.
I remember reading this when I was…I think…eleven years old. That was the age that all of my siblings read this first book. I sat down with it in my hands and read for hours. J.K. Rowling has a way of writing that simply intrigues the reader to never put down the story.
All of the characters are awesome. If you couldn’t guess, Hermione Granger is my absolute favorite. Sure, Ron and Harry are great, but who could beat Hermione? Well, I am sure a lot of you think differently than me, but oh well, opinions are opinions. Who was your favorite character?!
Personally, this is my favorite book (and movie) of the Harry Potter series. Is it just me or are the first books of the series/trilogies always the best? Even though the rest of the books are great, this one still beats them all.
The cover above is the cover in which I read this first book. There are many other covers for the entire Harry Potter series, but this is my favorite. I am giving it 5 stars.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone deserves 5 stars. To be honest, the entire series deserves five stars. There is no doubt about it; the Harry Potter books are…the books that lived…and always will.
Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Author’s Website: https://www.jkrowling.com/
Reading Resolution: #41
This review is written in my own opinions and words.