Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneI am sure you have heard of Harry Potter. It is pretty hard not to have heard about him in the past decade. But have you actually read any of the books? You probably already know that Harry is a wizard, but what are the stories really about? If you are curious and want to find out, read on.

The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, begins with a very normal family who live in England. The Dursleys do not believe in magic or any of that nonsense and make sure their son does not either. Then their nephew Harry arrives after surviving a killing curse from the darkest of dark wizards—Lord Voldemort. Suddenly the Dursleys are stuck raising this boy who is not normal or average. Harry’s life is pretty miserable with the Dursleys until his 11th birthday when suddenly, he learns that he is a wizard, and not just any wizard, but possibly the most famous wizard in the world (because he killed Lord Voldemort)!

Harry sets off to start his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after visiting Diagon Alley where he gets his first glimpse of the wizarding world. At school, Harry is suddenly surrounded by people wanting to get to know him, but Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger become his closest buddies and take part in all his adventures. Soon Harry, Ron and Hermione find themselves trying to solve a mystery about a secret being guarded at Hogwarts while learning all about charms, transfiguration, and Quidditch. Tension mounts as Harry and his friends come closer and closer to the secret and closer and closer to danger. In the climax, Harry faces his first challenge as a wizard and must prove himself or die trying.

What makes these books, and this one in particular, so enjoyable is not just the action and plot, but the vivid descriptions that really show you what this world is like. The characters are lovable and the setting is one you wish you could jump right into. Be warned though—once you read one you won’t be able to stop. Enjoy!

Posted by: Kate

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    Julia said,

    I luv harry potter


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