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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1) (edition 2001)

by J.K. Rowling

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2001), Edition: Large Print Ed, Hardcover, 464 pages
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. Rowling

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I really like Harry potter. I think one of the things the series does the best is to establish a world and characters that people understand and can relate to. The magical world is made to be incredible, and all the characters are really memorable. While it doesn't have the tensest action or the most easy to understand magic, It creates a version of this world with magic that both seems realistic and beyond your imagination. ( )
  mlacapra | Jan 23, 2020 |
Reminded me of why I enjoyed books by Roald Dahl when I was a child. Keeps your imagination going every step of the way. ( )
  4Veritas | Jan 23, 2020 |
Perfection every time ( )
  barajash29 | Jan 22, 2020 |
Fun, exciting and thrilling ride.It's a must read.No matter how many times I read, It's as refreshing as the previous time. ( )
  Kausik_Lakkaraju | Jan 20, 2020 |
Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone is about this 10 year old boy that finds out on his eleventh birthday he is an orphaned son of these 2 powerful wizards.Harry also finds out that his parents were killed by this dark wizard named Voldemort. When harry finds out about this he immediately asks his orphan parents why they kept this a secret from him. Later on Harry gets sent to go to Hogwarts. when harry arrives at Hogwarts he figures out that the principal knew his parents. Harry then gets in trouble because he got home late so he is sent out to find a wounded unicorn as his punishment. when he finds the wounded unicorn a dark shadow appears but then a centaur comes in and saves harry.

I liked this book because it has a lot of action. When harry first figures out he is a wizard he gets anxious and that's how i am. When i first started reading this book i thought it was going to be boring but it was jam packed full of mysteries. Harry potter is like me because he is very curious and anxious. when harry sees Hogwarts for the first time he is scared but i was too. Harry is just a young boy and doesn't know what to do in difficult situations. Harry is a good problem solver just like me because he knows when something is wrong and he wants to help ( )
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One can reasonably doubt that "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is going to prove a classic of children's literature, but Rowling, whatever the aesthetic weaknesses of her work, is at least a millennial index to our popular culture. So huge an audience gives her importance akin to rock stars, movie idols, TV anchors, and successful politicians. Her prose style, heavy on cliche, makes no demands upon her readers. In an arbitrarily chosen single page--page 4--of the first Harry Potter book, I count seven cliches, all of the "stretch his legs" variety.

How to read"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"? Why, very quickly, to begin with, perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do. is there any redeeming education use to Rowling? Is there any to Stephen King? Why read, if what you read will not enrich mind or spirit or personality? For all I know, the actual wizards and witches of Britain, or America, may provide an alternative culture for more people than is commonly realized.
 

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for Jessica, who loves stories,
for Anne, who loved them too,
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Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
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The wand chooses the wizard, remember…I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter…After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
-Novelist
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Harry's a wizard
studies magic at Hogwarts
fights possessed teacher
(asbunny)
A wizard child
saves his school from a Dark Lord
and makes some new friends.
(marcusbrutus)
Orphaned a baby
but growing up unknowing
he is a wizard
(Firefox-Flame_dancer)
Went with a strange man

because he gave me chocolate.

Almost got murdered.

(CathWhitney)

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