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
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.
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.”