>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

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Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 332
Published: 2004 (originally published in 1997)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5

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!

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Filed under 2011, 2011 Harry Potter Book Challenge, 2011 Read and Review, 2011 YA Reading Challenge, book reviews

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