Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
From the back cover –
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.
Ok, so I have read this book several times already, but periodically I feel the need to reread this series because it is one of the few comfort reads I have. And lately, I’ve been reading a lot of ARCs and other books that I’ve committed to review, and even though I’ve been enjoying them, I felt the need for something easier, mindless, and something that I really love. So I decided to reread the series in its entirety. And since I’ve never reviewed these books on the blog before, I decided to at least let you all know that I am reading them.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a great introduction to Harry’s world and these characters. It’s actually one of my least favorites in the series, because it takes half the book before you really understand what’s going on and start to settle in with the characters – and just like that, the book is over at a measly 300 pages. However, it really is a fabulous book for children and I think Rowling does a wonderful job of introducing the characters and their relationships with one another in this first installment while still making the book pretty action-packed and exciting. So, yeah, good start to what is probably my favorite series.
Has anyone NOT read these books? Why not? Is it because of all the hype, or just not interested in fantasy, or kids’ books, or what? The reason I ask is because I was reluctant to read them for a long time myself, and only started reading the series after Order of the Phoenix came out. So I’m just, ya know, kinda curious.
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