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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft...

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ISBN:0439554934
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:320 pages

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews

  • Shep
  • Lora

    I'm going to keep this brief since there isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. *clears throat*

    I think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn't imagine myself enjoying reading about an eleven-year-old boy and his adventures at a school of wizardry. I thought it would be too juvenile for my taste. I was wrong, of course.

    I can honestly say that I loved every minute of this. It's a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters t

    I'm going to keep this brief since there isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. *clears throat*

    I think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn't imagine myself enjoying reading about an eleven-year-old boy and his adventures at a school of wizardry. I thought it would be too juvenile for my taste. I was wrong, of course.

    I can honestly say that I loved every minute of this. It's a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters that you can't help but love.

    It has talking chess pieces, singing hats, a giant three-headed dog named Fluffy, a hilarious giant with a dragon fetish, a master wizard that's just a little bit crazy, mail carrier owls, goblins running a bank, unicorns, centaurs(!), trolls . . . and probably much more that I'm forgetting.

    And then there's the lead characters: Hermione, the young scholar who starts out prim and up-tight but soon becomes a true friend; Ron, the boy who has little money but who has an abundance of family and loyalty to his friends to make up for it; and then there's Harry, the boy who starts out sleeping in a closet and ends up being a hero. Harry is kind to those that deserve it, fearless when it counts the most, and wonderfully intelligent. What's not to love?

    In regards to the ending:

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to start

    .

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  • Zoë

    Update September 2016: Currently rereading this series

    ! (I need to sort out my priorities.)

    I will never ever rate this lower than 5 stars. BEAUTIFUL.

  • Khanh (the meanie)

    Rereading for the 3rd time for the group read.

    Once upon a time, there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn't get along with people very well. She wasn't an outcast in school, and all the bullying and teasing stopped with the commencement of high school, but she had always been a bookworm and has generally preferred the company of her own thoughts.

    Lunchtime had always been dedicated not to eating, but to sitting in the library, browsing through books.

    (Not to worry, she got her nutrition in 5th

    Rereading for the 3rd time for the group read.

    Once upon a time, there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn't get along with people very well. She wasn't an outcast in school, and all the bullying and teasing stopped with the commencement of high school, but she had always been a bookworm and has generally preferred the company of her own thoughts.

    Lunchtime had always been dedicated not to eating, but to sitting in the library, browsing through books.

    (Not to worry, she got her nutrition in 5th period in the form of a giant 6-inch M&M studded cookie and a package of Sour Patch Kids and/or a package of Reese's Pieces. Ah, the effortless metabolism of youth.)

    One day, there were shiny new books on her school library's "New Releases" shelf. Harry Potter, books 1 through 3. She had heard of the books before, of course, since they were a constant presence on the NYT bestsellers list, but she had always avoided them, thinking of them as children's novels.

    At the grand age of 14, surely she was too old for a little kid's fantasy novel. She had read the

    series earlier that year, after all. And it had sex in it. SEX! She didn't really quite understand everything in the book, but the point is, she had read them. Surely, at 14, Khanh was ready for more mature novels.

    And that did not include Harry Potter.

    There is a vast difference in their ages. Khanh was a

    , dammit.

    But the Harry Potter books were new. Brand new. They were shiny, they had never been touched by another reader. And Khanh was tempted.

    She picked up the first book in the series:

    .

    The end.

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    IT'S HARRY FREAKIN POTTER OF COURSE I LOVE IT

    *reread in March 2017 (for the first time in like 5 years)(STILL WONDERFUL)

  • Voldemort

    This is a disgrace to all pure bloods. My head looked quite dashing on that strange professor's head.. If only I could have extended my stay. Harry Potter.. This is not over yet.

  • Sasha Alsberg

    Why the heck did I not read Harry Potter before now...its flipping magical (literally)!

  • Colleen Hoover

    I'm on page 27. I can already tell this is going to be a big hit someday. Everyone take note of this author. He's going places.

    Couldn't find him on Twitter, though. Wanted to tell him how great I thought page 23 was.


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