Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry's history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, attacked and killed his parents in an attempt to kill Harry; but the only mark on Harry was a mysterious lightning-bolt scar on his forehead. Now he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the headmaster is the great wizard Albus Dumbledore. Harry visits Diagon Alley to get his school supplies, especially his very own wand. To get to school, he takes the Hogwarts Express from platform nine and three-quarters at King's Cross Station. On the train, he meets two fellow students who will become his closest friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry is assigned to Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, and soon becomes the youngest-ever Seeker on the House Quidditch team. He also studies Potions with Professor Severus Snape, who displays a deep and abiding dislike for Harry, and Defense Against the Dark Arts with nervous Professor Quirrell; he and his friends defeat a mountain troll, help Hagrid raise a dragon, and explore the wonderful, fascinating world of Hogwarts. But all events lead irrevocably toward a second encounter with Lord Voldemort, who seeks an object of legend known as the Sorcerer's Stone…
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"I just reread this book for the second time in a few years. It is still just as magical as the first time i read it in third grade. It was an easy read and kept my attention the whole time(which isn’t an easy thing to do). If there’s one series I could recommend to the now late queen of England, it’s this one(I’m American lmao). "
"Naturally, this is a re-read as I'm actually reading the series in conjunction with the Bingemode podcast that my lit teacher had reccomended to me a couple years ago but I had never gotten around to listening to. I've always said that Stone was my least favorite of the Harry Potter series and I honestly... still stick to that. However, to clarify, that isn't to say that I didn't absolutely love the book. This being the first book, the writing is still cut short and slightly juvenile, but the wonderful magical world it creates will never be anything short of inspiring and amazing to me. Certain scenes were shorter than I remembered (Harry caught his first snitch in two sentences?? I couldve sworn it was two pages!), but other scenes were just as if not more heartwarming (I will never grow tired of reading the chapter with the troll, when the Golden Trio is finally formed). Listening to the podcast while reading this also opens my eyes to the general lore and behind the scenes that even I, an extreme Potterhead, never noticed before. It's like reading the story with fresh eyes... and I love that feeling more than anything :)"
"This book (and series) is what got me hooked into reading constantly"
"Great start to a book series. What you need to remember reading this is that the author wrote these books for kids growing up with them. So in this first book, the characters are 11 years old, which means that she wrote the books for 11 year olds. But it’s a timeless classic that I believe everyone can enjoy. "
"Dumbledoor gifted Harry the invisibility cloak. How Molly Weasley sent Harry a Weasley sweater for Christmas without really knowing him. Idk, there are just so many great moments! "
"Deathly Hallows book wise, Chamber of Secrets movie "