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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) (edition 2003)

by J.K. Rowling

Series: Harry Potter (1)

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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.
Member:michelleannebyrne
Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Scholastic Inc, Hardcover, 309 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

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Kurzmeinung

Nach Jahren des Verweigerns dieser Reihe ist 2020 nun für mich die Zeit für Harry Potter. Jedes Buch benötigt eben seine richtige Zeit.
Ab Seite 1 war ich mitten im Leben von Harry. Mir kam es so vor, als wäre ich nicht nur stille Leserin, nein, ich glaubte wirklich dabei zu sein.
„Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen“ konnte mich überzeugen, auch wenn ich es nicht erwartet hätte.

Klappentext

Bis zu seinem elften Geburtstag glaubt Harry, er sei ein ganz normaler Junge. Doch dann erfährt er, dass er sich an der Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei einfinden soll – denn er ist ein Zauberer! In Hogwarts stürzt Harry von einem Abenteuer ins nächste und muss gegen Bestien, Mitschüler und Fabelwesen kämpfen. Da ist es gut, dass er schon Freunde gefunden hat, die ihm im Kampf gegen die dunklen Mächte zur Seite stehen.


Meine Meinung

Cover
Das Cover dieser Jubiläumsausgabe „20 Jahre Harry Potter“ war unter anderem ein Grund, mir dieses Buch nun dann doch endlich zuzulegen. Iacopo Bruno hat meines Erachtens ein Meisterwerk erschaffen. Mit all den verspielten Einzelheiten des Rahmens, den zauberhaften Darstellungen von Harry, Hermine und Ron, sowie dem Schloss „Hogwarts“ und dem „Hogwarts Express“ entführt das Cover bereits in die Welt der Magie.

Umso genauer ich das Cover, und die Rückseite betrachte, um so mehr Einzelheiten fallen mir auf und begeistern mich. Ob es nun der „Goldene Snitch“ neben Harry, die Eule mit den vielen Briefen oder eben das Zugticket von Gleis 9 3/4 (neben dem Barcode) sind. All diese liebevoll gestalteten Illustrationen erzählen einen großen Teil der Geschichte.

Handlung/Setting
Erst einmal habe ich mich gefragt, ob die Welt noch eine weitere Rezension zu diesem Buch benötigt? Denn die bisherigen Erfolgsrekorde sprechen eindeutig für diese Buch. Auch wenn ich mich dem Buch und seinen Nachfolgern bisher verweigert habe, muss ich die Frage einfach mit „Ja“ beantworten. Einfach weil ich meine Eindrücke loswerden will.

Von Beginn an wurde ich sofort in die Welt von Harry im Ligusterweg 4 hineingezogen. Sicher hatte ich die Filme bereits gesehen, und wusste also, was im Buch auf mich zukommt. Doch die Tyrannei, die Harry in seinen Kindheitstagen bei seinem Onkel, seiner Tante und seinem Cousin ertragen musste, fand ich im Buch einfach noch viel emotionaler beschrieben und ich hätte diesen Dursley’s zu gerne mal die Meinung gegeigt.
Als es dann endlich nach Hogwarts ging und die magische Geschichte um Harry, Hermine und Ron seinen Lauf nimmt, war ich wie verzaubert. Die detailreiche Beschreibung der Umgebung (Hogwarts, verbotene Wald etc.) und die genaue Beschreibung der einzelnen auftretenden Charakter, machte das gesamte Harry – Abenteuer zu einem absoluten Lesevergnügen.
Alles war schlüssig, es gab keine aufgesetzten Unterhaltungen. Der Ablauf der Handlung war absolut nachvollziehbar.
Daher habe ich wahrlich mitgefiebert und freue mich auf die weiterführenden Bände.

Da es schon eine Weile her ist, seitdem ich die Filme gesehen habe, war ich ehrlich gesagt, ein wenig überrascht von der Wendung am Ende. Aber irgendwie wusste ich innerlich noch, dass Professor Snape hier nicht der Bösewicht war und auch nicht sein konnte.

Schreibstil
J.K. Rowlings Schreibstil ließ mich zwischenzeitlich immer wieder glauben, dass die Geschichte um Harry und seine Freunde aus der Realität entstammt. Die Autorin hat es wirklich geschafft mich nicht nur mit Augen und Gefühlen, auch mit Haut und Haaren, in die fantastische Welt hineinzuziehen. Die lockere und leichte Art zu schreiben hat es mir sehr einfach gemacht von Seite 1 an tief in die Welt von Hogwarts eintauchen zu können.

Meine Sterne
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Fazit
„Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen“ konnte mich mit jeder einzelnen Seite begeistern. Ich denke, es war richtig von mir, auf den richtigen Zeitpunkt zu warten, die Reihe zu beginnen. Und ich wurde in keinster Weise enttäuscht. Werde ich nun zum Potterhead? Ich bezweifel es, aber ich freue mich auf Band 2 und heute Abend werde ich mit den Film zu „Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen“ gönnen. ( )
  RoXXieSiXX | May 20, 2024 |
November 2017 – First time "reading" it as an audiobook. Love Jim Dale. ( )
  escapinginpaper | May 18, 2024 |
A fabulous book for fourth-grade boys.
I'll stick to Tolkien ( )
  JoRob01 | May 18, 2024 |
I read this book as a 18-year-old following the great anticipation built by the upcoming movie with a bit of "you're an adult and should not read a children's book bias". I am glad I gave in to the FOMO (fear of missing out) and all the hype about the book: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" is a fast-paced, pleasant read, suitable for all ages. And to think J. K Rowling wrote a great bunch of this now "All times best seller/World phenomenon book" in little pieces of napkins seated in alone in a cafe... Certainly a great lesson on the power of giving a try... ( )
  P.C.Menezes | May 15, 2024 |
A boy was left to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousin after his parents died when he was a baby. Years later he receives a letter that his aunt and uncle kept trying to keep away from him. Learning that he is a wizard like his parents who were actually killed by an evil wizard. The letter was for a school that he was able to attend. Where he makes two friends and finds out that one of his professors are trying to bring the dark wizard back so they go through some kinds of puzzles to get to the stone that the professor wants to bring the dark wizard back. And they succeed by getting the stone first.
  Airyel_Flock | Apr 29, 2024 |
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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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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)
Mamija raconte
L'histoire du sorcier célèbre
Mélen comprend rien
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