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Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone - J. K. Rowling

Posted by on August 2, 2011

The version I own ^

Synopsis: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed for ever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!

Review: The one that started them all.

What a book, it’s not hard to understand why it’s a worldwide phenomenon. The book might be about wizards and witches, but the story itself is absolutely magical (mind the pun).

J.K Rowling has a brilliant mind, and an amazing abilty to tell a story and bring it to life. It’s the very reason they all became movies, because the story telling in them is so amazing that it was able to be turned into a script that easily.

So it’s year one at Hogwarts and Harry finds out that he is a wizard. A famous wizard. He goes to Hogwarts where he meets Ron and Hermoine and really, this is the start of a beautiful friendship between the three of them.

The book is fast paced and expects the reader to keep up with the action, which it throws plenty of at you! I think the reason this book was such a hit was because where so many books focus on the action and not enough on the character development, Harry Potter has it all. We get to know and understand the characters and emotionally invest and love them. AND we get the action that goes along with it. We get dragged into all the capers that Harry, Ron and Hermoine get involved in and we love it.

Rating: 5 out of 5

One Response to Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone - J. K. Rowling

  1. Dead Trees and Silver Screens

    Have you read this one before? I love Harry Potter and I really like that unique cover.

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