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I'm sure everyone knows this book so there is no need for me to summarize. It is a very good read. I think i read this book at least 20 times when i first discovered it! It does take many ideas from other classic stories like Lord of the Rings, so I would say that you should read the books it took ideas from as well. In my opinion they are way better. But Harry Potter is a book every kid should read at least once. If you want to read it, I highly recommend reading the beautiful illustrated version. So gorgeous! This is the perfect copy of Harry Potter! The pictures are a totally different experience then just the straight text.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a fantastic book about Harry Potter, a young wizard who is taken in by his uncle and aunt after his parents die. It has a lot of suspense, mystery, and excitement. It takes you into a world of magic and spells at Hogwarts which is a boarding school where Harry makes lasting friendships and excels in learning witchcraft and wizardry. With the help of his closest friends, he discovers the real power within himself and learns the truth about what happened to his parents. I recommend it for anyone 12 years and older.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone provides a variated story of a boy who is sent to Hogwarts, a school of witches and wizards. There are many twists and turns in this story, which is something that has kept me interested throughout my whole time reading the series. He realizes that Lord Voldemort, the main villain in the story, is trying to kill him, because he didn't when he was a baby. He meets new people, learns all sorts of spells, and the culture of Hogwarts. This book is really gripping and is packed with adventure.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a Fantasy/Fiction book written by J.K. Rowling. This book is about Harry Potter who learns that his mom and dad had a magical background when he gets an invitation to Hogwarts on his eleventh birthday. He makes friends and learns that Lord Voldemort is trying to come back to kill Harry when he was just a baby. This book is available at most bookstores and was adapted into movie in 2001. When finished reading this book I rated it and still rate it a 4.5 out of 5.
Some of the main characters in this book are Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore, and a few more teachers and professors are in this book. The characters in this book have detailed descriptions when introduced into the story and can allow you to create an image of what they would actually look like.
If you are a fan of books and movies that are detailed, have magical creatures and magic in general, then you will enjoy reading through this whole book. If you have read this book and enjoyed it, this book is one of many in a series or if you want to read a series of books, then this book is a good start.
In conclusion this book is a good one. It has been rated and enjoyed by many other people and has a big series that was also enjoyed. It is a good Fantasy book for people who like adventure and magic mixed into one book. I recommend this book to all who enjoy Fantasy and Adventure.
This book was awesome. I couldn't take my eyes off it. I loved when Harry Potter battled Quirrel. I loved the Quidditch match.
it is the best book of all time for sure i have had it for 20 years before i was born my parents had it i have read it 1000 times no joke and the hole series (if you want another book like it try pecry Jackson
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling is one of those classics that every kid or teen reads in their life. It is one of the books that gets people addicted to reading with all the adventures and twists that the main character Harry Potter goes through with his friends. I got into this series when my sister started to get addicted to the books. When she would finish them I would start the next one. Then we watched the movies together. All together I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to get into action packed books and get lost in the pages.
It's impossible for me to review this book objectively. The Harry Potter series has such a special place in my heart. It is what gave me my love of reading. I am working to reconcile my love for the series with my disappointment in its author and her harmful rhetoric towards trans people. If anyone is interested in reading thoughtful reflection on that disappointment, I encourage you to check out what Daniel Radcliffe has said about the issue.
I am trying to re-read the series before my very first trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in a week (something I have been looking forward to since the parks were first announced in 2007) and I kicked off my reading with the illustrated edition of book 1. I had never read this edition before, and it was a treat! I loved examining the full-color pages closely so I could find easter eggs (there's a deathly hallows symbol hidden in the leaky cauldron's sign! all the names carved in the restricted section!) and I had a great time showing this copy to my 10-year-old cousin who is also a big Potter fan.
While I loved the new experience of reading a familiar book with a new and creative interpretation, it was easy to see how the illustrator was influenced by the movies. While there's nothing wrong with that (and perhaps there's only so many way to interpret Rowling's descriptions) it would have been interesting to see the books take a different direction with some of the design of the buildings, wizarding items, etc.
I don't have copies of the other illustrated editions readily available, but someday (when they are all released) I'd love to do a read-through of only the illustrated editions to see how the characters change throughout the series and what other easter eggs I can find.
I have recently been getting into more fantasy types of books and I decided to give J. K. Rowling a shot. I do not regret reading this book at all. The way it is written is unbelievable. I have read tons of books over the course of 2020-2021 and this must be one of my top favorite reads. I liked how it felt like I was in it and I could visualize what was going on. This book was just the beginning of my reads by J. K. Rowling. I am sure to read more of these books. I highly recommend this book and author. I give this 4.5/5 stars because the beginning was not what I was wanting it to be like.
@JJ_03_ of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
I started reading this book after I had finished all of the movies, and that was the right decision. After I read the book, I was quite impressed with the near-perfect film adaptation of the novel. There were some minor changes that were inconsistent between the two, for example, Harry’s eye colour and the scene in which he meets Draco for the first time, but that hardly affected my enjoyment. The book, however, was still better than the movie, as with most film adaptations of books. There’s more room for personal creativity and imagery, which allows for a more open-ended reading from a visual perspective. The storytelling is fantastic and J.K. Rowling does an excellent job of immersing the reader into a world of fantasy. 5/5
@Makani of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
The first book in the series that raised a generation and introduced the world to the Potterverse. I have lost count of how many times I have read and re-read this book and each time I take something new from it.
Despite the recent controversy surrounding the author, this book is a modern literary classic and a must-read for children and adults alike.
The Harry Potter series is many things to many people; most notably, to many children. In a sense, books, or rather, stories which enthral and engage young minds and hearts to read must be supported and promoted – at least in my humble opinion. Interestingly, reading this series as an adult is also sincerely rewarding. That, in itself, makes a strongly powerful statement about the writing and the writer. Numerous characters are innately compelling and interesting for their placement within the magical landscape which is the fabric of the stories background narration and creative envelope.
For me, I have seen and enjoyed, multiple times, the movies well before reading the books. Thereby, one does, at least in my case, tend to overlay the persona and attributions of the movie characters with those portrayed by the writer in the books. Notwithstanding such prior introduction to the Harry Potter magic-scape through the movies; the books, in themselves, do much more than fill in the gaps and complexities the movie-related narration fails to explain and address. Specifically, several things are apparent.
Most particularly, the storyline of the books is not that of the movies; rather, the books narrate a more nuanced and structured sequence of events which situate a more grounded and coherent understanding of character motivations, inter-character relationships and events. Each medium, the books and the movies, have their own charm and appeal. However, for me, one of the most endearing and appealing things about Harry Potter, regardless of how he is experienced, is his grounded and humble attitude towards coping with the burdens and the inherent risks of his situation.
Like many children who are victimised as adoptees, he is deeply impacted by the psychological and social burdens of an absence of loving parents or caregivers. Remarkably, Harry demonstrates a willingness to not surrender to hopelessness or despair. Rather, his demeanour and attitude seek to emphasise the inner value of people not the outer trappings of social acceptability or status. Arguably, this lays the foundation for a lesson most adults could well learn from. Specifically, how to be grateful and reconciled with what one has rather than has not, and the pointlessness and unfulfilling void which results from a focus upon lack rather than need.
Beyond humility, Harry demonstrates a level of courage and willingness towards self-sacrifice which is, at times, breathlessly inspiring. Of course, he is only a child; although, arguably so are we all in one form or another. Thereby, the writer moderates Harry’s character with the understandable failings of youthful ignorance, naivety and foolishness which we have all experienced. Again, this adds a realism, approachability and accessibility to Harry’s character and personality which adds to his appeal. Harry tends to characteristically attend to supporting the weak and otherwise unremarked upon individuals he encounters. He sees beauty and value, where others seem entirely uninclined to look, recognise or acknowledge.
He, [Harry], is situated paradoxically within the storyline, as both famous and successful but modest and non-conformist. However, also, Harry Potter is much maligned and criticised for his non-partisan approach to politics, social non-conformity and inclination to eschew discriminatory magical dogma. Who one trusts, and what one holds to be valuable and value-worthy seem to define who Harry is and who he is not. It is this aspect of J.K. Rowling’s writing and representation of characters, at least for me, throughout the storyline in relation to Harry which I find most engaging and compelling.
If you are intimidated by the thickness of the Harry Potter Series, do not be scared and try to read the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Even though it is obvious that you start with the first book of the series, the first book does not scare you off with the thickness of it compared to the other books that are part of the series. It is only about 300 pages, and if you don’t like the series, again, it’s only about 300 pages! The novel is about a boy named Harry Potter who is an orphan and figured out that he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday. He ventures off into the wizarding world by enrolling in a Wizarding School called Hogwarts with two of his friends that he meets on his way to this world and encounters many events along the way. As like many other Harry Potter readers, I was obsessed with the story and wanted anything that was Harry Potter related. This could be the start of your new obsession! There are many translations of the book, so everyone could enjoy the magicalness of the story! This Harry Potter series was a huge part in many people’s childhoods, so perhaps, this could be a start to having a book that greatly influences your life in a wonderful way.
This is definitely one of the best books I've ever read. I read it twice in less than two weeks. And, I am proud to say, I read the book before watching the movie.
I JUST STARTED READING THIS BOOK A 2 WEEKS AGO AND I LOVED IT!!!!😘😘😘😄😄
Oh my gosh this series is amazing! If you haven't read it or don't like it then like wuuuuuu?? I knew nothing about the Harry Potter series a few years ago but finally my parents let me read it and I fell in love with them all!!! 10/5 stars!
BEST BOOK I HAVE READ EVER! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone is amazing classic book. I have always heard of this series but never bothered about until I had nothing to read. I came across this book and it is awesome! Tons of surprises. I am exited to read the second book in this series.
Harry potter is the best! I waved it off when I first heard of it but know I'm obsessed! it's definitely my favorite book ever. Love JK Rowling her books are so good you have to read them all then watch all the movie's! I'm telling you if harry potter wasn't the best book ever would it have been made a movie?!
have u ever read the Harry Potter book series? if you haven't I definitely recommend it, if you seriously haven't read it you've better go visit your library card and put every single one on hold from 1-7 its the beeeeeeestttt!!!
I loved Harry Potter as a kid in elementary school, and recently decided to re-watch all the movies. Of course, that means I had to reread all the books too to go into even more detail. I'm obsessed with this series, and the first book is so comforting to me as we get a look into Hogwarts and the wizarding world with Harry. 10/10
This first novel of a series of seven by J.K. Rowling provides readers with an unreal experience in a magical world through the eyes of Harry Potter, an orphan who lives restricted in Privet Drive with his cousin. He receives an invitation from Hogwarts, a wizarding school, which he quickly accepts to escape the tortuous living in Privet Drive. There, he meets two people who eventually become his closest friends and allies in finding out the truth about his parents’ death. This novel would make a great read for those who wish to experience the magic and how our mundane world will fare with it. Having the book set from the perspective of an initially ordinary boy helps the reader understand the setting of the story better as well.
This is the book that got me into reading as a child. A masterpiece in all facets, this novel introduces children to a magical world of witchcraft and wizardry. The story is easy enough to read but challenging enough to engross all readers. It cannot be emphasized how easy it is to get drawn into this story, losing hour after hour to this book. I only have positive things to say about this book, and I can recommend it wholeheartedly as a means to get young readers into a new world. What’s more, this story leads into a top-class series that can provide entertainment for months if not years. This book is great, simply put. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I had the picture version of this book and I absolutely loved it. The pictures were mind blowing, and really detailed. I could spend hours just admiring the art. I loved how a very strong bond created between Hermine, Harry and Ron. This showed me that it is possible to make really strong bonds with people you hardly know especially at a new school. The adventures that this trio took part in were amazing to hear about If i could I would love to do the same. Oh and cant forget how much courage Harry had.This book had also taught me that have courage and go against your enemies. You shouldn't always be sacred of you enemies. Thats what the enemy wants. I loved the messages in this book along with the art and details. I would 100% recommend it to someone and would read it 10000 more times. Loved it and will always love how much it taught me.