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Book Review #5 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling

Pages: 309

Published: 1997 by Bloomsbury

I am a little behind in the times as I have not read any of the Harry Potter books. I thought that I would pick up the first one and see what the fuss was about. I love the movie adaptations so I assumed that I would also enjoy the books, and I was right.

The story focuses, obviously, on a boy named Harry Potter, who is an orphan and brought to live with his Aunt and Uncle from a baby. His Aunt and Uncle are very reluctant to take him in, as they did not like Harry’s parents. This was made known to Harry as he was growing up.

Harry, at the age of eleven, was informed that he was a wizard, and invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While here he made friends with Ron Weasely and Hermione Granger, who were determined to find the truth about something that was hidden in the school, no matter the consequences.

I enjoyed this book very much, as I expected. I liked that there were many aspects of the story that were not included in the films and therefore I did get some surprises along the way. I can definitely see how many people re-read this series.

Happy Reading 🙂

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