Blogger did a stupid thing and deleted my original review of this book that I wrote a few weeks ago. So bear with me as I try to remember what I said. I typed out the summary in my own words in my first review, but I'm not going to here. Most people already know it anyway. "Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter."
Right, so I'm not a die-hard Harry Potter fan, but I definitely do love the series. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is also definitely not my favorite of the Harry Potter books, but it is a really good beginning, and introduces the characters well. Hermione is definitely my favorite character; she's pretty, and incredibly smart, and she shows herself to be brave, especially in the later books. We'd probably get along well together.
Another amazing thing about this series is just the plot. J.K. Rowling comes up with so many amazing creatures and stories throughout the seven books that it just blows the reader's mind away. Quidditch, the houses, the magic; all have become so popular so justly. There are plenty of great fantasy novels out there, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is one of them.
A lot of my friends are more obsessed with Harry Potter than I am. But I still love it. I apologize for the shortness of this review, but would recommend the series if you haven't read it already.
|Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading (jf I own it)!|