Book Reviews

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. – Albus Dumbledore


Honestly, this one has been a long time coming. I mean, who doesn’t like Harry Potter, right?

Initially I was aiming to do my first review once finishing the series, buttttt considering I’m only halfway through Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix at the moment, I guess this needed to be done.

J.K. Rowling’s books needn’t be reviewed in the sense of me boasting about her fantastic writing skills and formidable way of using descriptions – no – because everyone on the entire earth has probably either seen the movies, or have read at least the title of one of her books.
​All I need to say is, if it never before crossed your mind to read one of these masterpieces, then do it . . . DO IT NOW!!!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone was fantastic from the moment I opened the first page, until the moment I flipped the last. In fact, I was on holiday when reading this book – me and my family were camping, to be exact. So I laid in my tent at night, listening to the owls screech and lions roar whilst reading all about such a marvellous school!

(Just to eliminate any confusion, some people refer to the title as: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.)

​So then, on to the book.

For those of you who do not know, the story is about a young boy who was left on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle when he was a babe. They raised him as their ‘sort of slave’, keeping him locked in a closet below the stairs.
​It was only after he received a letter from Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry, that he discovered his family’s true nature. Both his parents were Wizards, akin to him.
They too attended said school, just as he soon will.

But his wicked aunt and uncle refused to let him go (because they despised him of course). Though in the end a friendly fellow, named Hagrid, aided Harry in getting to Hogwarts.

Once there he made loads of friends, one particularly evil enemy, and heard frightful tales of a dark Wizard named Voldemort. By the end of the semester Voldemort returned to Hogwarts in the body of one of Harry’s professors, whom he needed to defeat in order to stay alive.

​Moreover they have mounds of fun with magic, dine on lip-licking food, laugh with funny friends, and learn lifelong lessons.

​ This book is for readers of all ages, believe me!

I think it is every writer’s dream to be able to write the way J.K. Rowling does. She has such a raw way of describing things that make you want to close your eyes and touch it there before you. No wonder everyone loves Hogwarts so much! Who wouldn’t want to be a talented Wizard like the legendary Harry Potter?

P.S I will definitely read faster on the other few books! Buttttt, I still have loads of pages to go. (You know what I’m talking about. . .) Have you ever seen The Deathly Hallows novel???
That is one monster of a reading piece!



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