Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone(Harry Potter #1)-Book Review

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)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.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling


Author: J.K. Rowling

Pages: 320

Publishing Date: June 26th, 1997

Publisher: Scholastic Inc


When you read a book 21 years after its publication, You don’t have the idea how to review it plus if you are most probably the last one then you REALLY don’t have any idea what to say. Let me try.

I’ve watched movies a couple of time and loved these, I can’t even remember how many times people suggest me to read HP but I was reluctant because stacks were too high, and from my past experience I know that hype books don’t do much good for me, I succeeded in resisting for 1 year and 2 months but  not more, I gave up.

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My opinions were different for many characters like Harry is over-rated he doesn’t do anything and he can’t except Hermione and Ron, and I couldn’t understand snape.

After reading the book I realized how wrong I was.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 

I start to like Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, or should I say now I understand their character, They aren’t that bad as they seem in the movie.

Harry is not useless as I used to think, Hermione was a little mean in the start, Ron is not that much dull. Neville got more role in the book…Malfoy is fun.

McGonagall really cares, Hagrid is coconut, Snape is not that much complex when you know all the details, Dumbledore is an ideal headmaster one can get.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” 

How can I forget Weasley family, I am sure Harry can’t be Harry without them, They are the most ideal and loving family. They got every flavor in their family from Bill to Ginny.

I loved this book so much and regret so much Why I haven’t read it before.

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” 

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. shortgirl says:

    Harry Potter is my favorite book series–read every book more times than I can count! So glad you enjoyed the first one 🙂

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    1. I am way late in Fandom but here I am 😀


  2. I’m glad you’re liking Harry Potter so far! ♥️ I promise it gets more complex and interesting from here, and you’ll understand the characters more as you learn more about them. Even a decade after I read the series for the first time, I’m still discovering new things I didn’t notice before!
    Can’t wait to see what you think of the next books!

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    1. I can understand….I love these kind of books they never become bore… There is always something to offer.

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  3. Great review! I completely agree that the characters are a lot different from the movies, but I like it that way.

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    1. Same here…These are more interesting…Thank you jenn 😊

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  4. I think my favorite line from this is: Hagrid is coconut haha

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  5. i’m a potter head. Such a lovely review

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  6. ranjanireviewsreads says:

    Harry Potter is amazing! Wait till you read the others! So much more to learn about each character; they’re all so complex, just like people in real life. Really liked the review


  7. Alyssa Cohen says:

    Fantastic review! My #1 reading goals this year is to FINALLY read the entire Harry Potter series, as I have only read the first book!

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    1. Thank you… You are gonna love it 😍

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    2. Thank you 😊…You are gonna love it 😍

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  8. shahenda thebookgeek says:

    I like to think that one day I would read the harrypotter whole series but I am afraid that the movies messed up the whole thing. Like what’s the point of reading a book I already know it’s end.

    Anyway, I liked your review and thankyou so much for writing 😍

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    1. I used to think the same… But it is AWESOME… I am glad you liked the review 😊


  9. Empress DJ says:

    And to think, the author was still honing her craft as this was just her second book.

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    1. She is freaking Amazing…


  10. Empress DJ says:

    Actually, it was her first book not second… sorry – need coffee!

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    1. Never say no to Coffee 😀


  11. These books are absolutely azing, read them multiple times. Adore them!

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  12. I love your review! Especially your opinions on the characters. I’ve never heard Hagrid be called a coconut… You made me giggle with that one 😅

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  13. Bookworms corner blog spot says:

    I have no idea how many times I have read or listened to the audiobook of this series. (Stephen Fry as the narrator is amazing) I am one of those crazy fans. I even have a wand rack with wands from HP and Fantastic Beasts. I don’t think that anyone can get the full story of Harry Potter without reading the books. Glad you enjoyed them too. Dumbledore is amazingly quotable.

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    1. OMG girl you are a REAL potterhead 😮


  14. gemmasbooknook says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I understand what you mean about hyped books but I’m sure HP is an exception to that rule. I’m definitely due a reread.
    Gemma @ http://www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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  15. Gosh been a long time since I read the first book. Think I’ve reread it three times.

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    1. I am only reading for the first time 😄


  16. Finitha Jose says:

    Better late than never. This is my all time favourite series.

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  17. I read the first book with my son and loved it! The books are definitely more in depth and help you understand the characters so much more!

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  18. jenchaos76 says:

    I really loved this book a lot.

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  19. Michelle says:

    Welcome to the club of Harry Potter lovers. Appreciate the comment “Hagrid is coconut” very much

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    1. Isn’t he a coconut? 😂


  20. Amazing review, I am so glad and happy to see you are fully and really loving and enjoying The Harry Potter series I actually first read the Harry Potter series when I was 30 years old. So I was also a really late blommer for reading the Harry Potter series as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Thanks for sharing,It is good to know I am not alone 😀


  21. Floryie says:

    HP is one of my fav series.. I am happy that you loved it too! But who doesn’t right?

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    1. Yes… I want to meet someone who doesn’t…


  22. Great job on a blast from the past.

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  23. I love your breakdown of this book. I started re-reading this series on Audible and absolutely love it!

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    1. Audio books are not my thing,sounds fun though…Happy Reading 🙂


  24. Miamoo says:

    Love love love Harry Potter and I have the illustrated book which I’m reading. This is the first of my favourite book series ever 😊

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    1. I just came to know about illustrated versions a few weeks back and they look amazing…Maybe I’ll try to get these in future 🙂

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  25. Freya Yuki says:

    I was also late in getting into the Harry Potter series. When I finally tried reading book 1, I actually found the beginning kind of boring, so it was a bit of a struggle to get through. But things became a lot more interesting when I got to the part where Harry finds out he’s a wizard and gets to go to Hogwarts.

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  26. Love the review! It just reminds me how much I love and miss reading these books. (new teen blogger writing about my awkward life, books, stress, and more)

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    1. Thank you…I’ll check out your posts 🙂


  27. Isha says:

    Hi, do drop by my blog.. would love for you to have a look !

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