Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first book in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter series, which after the movies came out became a number 1 best seller. I've been reading this series since I was nine, before that my dad read it to me and I can honestly say I absolutely love this series, it is filled with loveable characters, an amazing plot that lasts over the whole series and of course MAGIC!

There is nothing in this book that anybody could hate!

I love the three main characters in this series: Hermione, the smartest witch in the year who starts out pretty up-tight but soon becomes their friend. Then there is Ron, who's family has little money but is a loyal friend. Then of course Harry, the boy who used to live in a cupboard under the stairs and is a wizard hero, known to of defeated You-Know-Who at a young age after You-Know-Who killed his parents. Harry is a kind boy who is fiercely loyal to his friends and is filled with courage.

This series follows Harry at his school years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is a loveable hero, since he is a gangly, geeky boy who constantly got picked on at his old school and by his adoptive family.

The series starts of with Harry turning 11, which is the year he is to attend magic school but Harry had no idea that he was a wizard! Upon finding this out, Harry learnt the truth about other lies the Dursley's told him [his adoptive family], his parents where killed by a dark sorcerer which Harry himself destroyed, how? No-one knows but You-Know-Who's attack left a lightening bolt scar on Harry's forehead.

Soon Harry attends Hogwarts and makes friends with Ron and Hermione, learns spells but Harry soon discovers that he must once again face You-Know-Who and destroy him. Harry's adventures are entertaining, filled with humour, fright, fun and so much more, this is a great read for anyone, of any age.

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