Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

(Harry Potter, #1)

Paperback, 309 pages

English language

Published Aug. 15, 2008 by Scholastic.

ISBN:
9780590353427
OCLC Number:
741310793

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4 stars (100 reviews)

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 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. (back cover)

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Review of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Of course, this is a children's book, but it is something I grew up with. I had read this once before, but don't really remember it. Having read it after seeing the movie a billion times, I have found an even greater appreciation for Harry Potter. I found I was able to make better connections in reading vs watching the movie. The nuances of the plot stuck out more to me.

Review of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Although a great book of his time, reading it now it just seems like another one of the "cool boy with magic" trend. Its sometimes hard to forget that this book was basically what started it all. It has a hint of anime with the school setting by the way.

You might or might not like this, but is a must read for everyone.

Review of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Brilliant start to a brilliant series which I read while growing up. I initially didn't want to start reading the Potter series, since it was "cool" to read it and I was a little rebel and avoided everything that was hugely popular. Also it was just a story for children, wasn't it? Oh boy, how wrong I was. One day, bored, the only thing in reach, I started reading the series and basically swallowed the first three books in matter of hours.
The story about a young boy who discovers that he's a wizard is told in wonderful ways and has taught a whole generation a whole lot about friendship, courage, honesty and love.
Even at the age of 30 I still love to re-read this gem.

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