{Effie Reviews} Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Posted August 10, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #1
Published on June 26th, 1997
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter.

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

5 Stars

Okay so I was feeling a bit nostalgic this and decided to re-read the Harry Potter series and finally put up reviews of the books too.

Let’s start with the story of young Harry Potter, who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he’s actually a wizard and he’s accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He also soon realizes he’s quite famous in the Wizarding World for being the Boy-Who-Lived. The only one to ever survive and attack by Lord Voldemort. As Harry starts to discover the wonders of magic at Hogwarts and makes friends and enemies alike. He also learns that someone is trying to steal Philosopher’s Stone, a magical artifact capable of turning any metal into gold and giving the one in posession of it enternal life. And in the end Harry faces a foe much more dangerous than he ever thought.

Now as a child, I adored these books and now as an adult I still do, from the very first book to the last. I love it because Rowling’s Wizarding World and everything in it, is so detailed and amazingly crafted, that it still leaves me breathless whenever I read these books. I love the magic and the mystery behind everything. I also loved the twist of Quirrell at the end, when I first read this book, I never saw it coming and it was awesome.

As for the characters. I love Harry, because he’s just so adorakble and a little naive in the first book too. Ron and Hermoine are also interesting characters. And I loved Hermoine’s small growth in the books, after the troll incident. Also, many won’t understand why, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Neville, he’s sooooo adorakble.

Then we have all the other characters, like the professors and of course Dumbledore too and Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle. All of them are great characters. And for that very reason this book still gets 5 STARS from me, even after all these years.

And now I’m off to read the Chamber of Secrets.


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