Back Cover Book Summary: “Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!”
RATING *5/5 STARS*
Well, I finally picking up the first book and started reading Harry Potter for the first time in my life. I was one of few people who haven’t read it up to this point. And I have to say, I’m not sad I waited. All the main books are out, as are the movies, which means no waiting a year in between books! It would kill me to have to wait a year with this series. I am hooked!
Just a note: I know the first book is called “the Sorcerer’s Stone” in the United States, but the copy I have came from the United Kingdom. I was so confused with the title until I looked it up online. I hadn’t known that there was a title difference.
I was pleasantly surprised with the first Harry Potter book. I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. But live up it did! I didn’t see who the actual culprit was until the very end.
My favorite character has to be Hermione! I identified with her so much – studious, occasional stick-in-the-mud, loyal friend. Ron is adorable. My friends always said I would probably be a Weasley because of my red hair! Harry himself is endearing. I have always enjoyed a good underdog story!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was an amazing read! I can’t wait to start the second one! Now if you will excuse me, it’s time for me to go earn points for Hufflepuff!
Amazon Link: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone