Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Author: J. K. Rowling
Book Review By: Phasini Shajja
Class: 6

For people who want to enjoy an intriguing, fast-paced novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the perfect book to read. It keeps you involved throughout the book as most chapters have cliffhangers at the end. This novel is the first of the seven famous Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published on 26 June 1997 by Bloomsbury. The first edition of the book has 223 pages, the latest  edition of the book has 310 pages.

This first book introduces you to the magical world for the first time. I enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it for muggles aged eleven and up. This is the first in the seven-book Harry Potter series. The book is about 11 year old Harry Potter, who receives a letter saying that he is invited to attend Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry. He then learns that a powerful wizard and his minions are after the sorcerer’s stone that will make this evil wizard immortal and undefeatable. Harry decides to go after the sorcerer’s stone before the wizard reaches it, but his loyal friends, Hermione and Ron don’t let Harry face this danger alone.

This book is full of fantasies and imagination at one point, Harry Potter is asked to catch a flying golden ball while flying on his broomstick. Eventually, Harry Potter stands on his broomstick and tries to reach for the ball, but he falls off the broomstick in a very tense moment. He unexpectedly throws up the golden ball winning the game for his team.

Harry Potter and a  Philosopher’s stone is a good book to spark joy and imagination for anyone, regardless of age. But I would say it is most enjoyable for elementary school students, who can very well relate to the fantasy world. So I would say that it is a must-read for younger audiences, but it’s a good read in general.  even though the books are about the world of wizards and magic, the Harry Potter series contains a lot of lessons for young people to learn. Firstly, it teaches us the importance of friendship. I have read many books but never come across a friendship like that of Harry, Hermoine, and Ron.

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