Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review

So far, I have reread three series this year, as in series I read back when I was kid- as in middle and elementary school. Narnia, Percy Jackson, and now Harry Potter- they played an important part in my life.

Till now there’s no magic for Harry Potter. He lives with the miserable Dursleys and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet beneath the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But then a mysterious letter arrives by owl messengers: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And there he finds not only friends, flying sports on broomsticks, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…….if Harry can survive the encounter.

The first book in any series is pretty exciting. It makes you actually know if you will love the series or not. It really helps set everything up- it makes you start to get to know who the major characters and locations are. Especially in the world of fantasy. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a pretty magical and enchanting novel. Even from the first page, you are hooked. The story gets stronger once you really start to feel the magic of the Wizarding World.

The Locations

Diagon Alley

You really start to feel the magic here. You are seeing different shops filled with brooms, spell books, robes, wands, cauldrons, and the wizarding bank. Harry truly starts to feel the wizarding world there- not so much at the Dursleys.

Hogwarts

So much fun and magic here. Even from the train ride to get there is magical- Platform 9 and 3/4 and the candy you buy on the train. First years have a magical way to enter the castle, which is by the boats. The sorting hat is pretty interesting- how does it seem to know the students- they are only 11 after all. Qudditch- such a fun sport played on brooms. The ghosts and the various kinds of steps. Even the kinds of classes are fascinating. The Forbidden Forest- despite being so creepy, it still is interesting.

The Characters

Harry Potter- as the protagonist, I love him. An orphan, who lost his parents tragically, and grew up with an abusive family. Imagine his surprise when he finding out he was a wizard. Brave and an incredible friend

Ron- loved how he become Harry’s first friend

Hermione- true, it took a while for HP and Ron to warm up to her, but glad they did; smart, which proved to helpful in many ways

*Talking about all of the ones I love might take a while*

The Plot

This was an incredible fantasy in many ways. A book filled with incredible friendship, magic and suspense, and discovering the nature of the setting of this world. Each chapter makes you want to continue into the next- found some amazing cliffihangers.

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