Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published: 2004 (originally published in 1997)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord”s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Escaping from his unbearable Muggle guardians to Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles into a sinister adventure when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous, or both.
Thoughts: I really liked it. I had forgotten how much I liked the book until I sat down and read it again. While the book seems to start off slowly, it has a purpose and once I was in the middle of the book, the action seemed to get quicker and that more intense and I really didn’t want to put it down, but my body wouldn’t allow for me to do so. I really like how Rowling allows to go into a world that is one of pure fantasy, but also one that entirely enjoyable.
1645 / 15000 pages. 11% done!