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*Please note that this review is in the old format.*
TITLE: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Or Sorcerer’s, if you’re in America)
AUTHOR: J. K. Rowling
NUMBER OF PAGES: 223
SYNOPSIS: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!
How I Discovered or Acquired This Book: I’ve had it for so long that I can’t remember.
When & Where Read: Oct 2013 at home.
Noteworthy Experiences While Reading This Book: It was like reliving my childhood, except I understand the story better now.
Check Out Author’s Other Books or Related Books? Yes and Yes. I love the Harry Potter series (and the not official James Potter II series by Norman G. Lippert – look them up)
Quality of Writing: 9/10
Plot Development: 9/10
Ease of Reading: 9/10
Recommend This Book? To Whom? Everyone should read this book. J. K. Rowling has created a world so amazing that you can’t help but love it.
Notes and Opinions: I think that the key theme in this book is the whole good vs. evil debate. Harry, and orphan, must once again face the man that killed his parents and attempted to kill him, a.k.a Lord Voldemort. Al the while, he is learning how to be a wizard and trying to make friends and fit in at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From stinky trolls to a ruthless, giant chess set to a plant that tries to strangle Harry and his two best friends, this is an exciting book, and a great way to start off the Harry Potter series.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars