Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Book - 1998 | 1st American ed
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Jul 10, 2020

The Sorcerer's Stone is a book that pulls you in, and makes you love the Harry Potter series. This book is such a great intro to the series, soon enough you’ll be done with the series. It is like a classic story since Harry Potter is so well known. It follows the story of a young boy, Harry Potter, and how he discovers he is a wizard. He learns how he is very famous in the wizarding world, because of how his parents left him. I love rereading this book, and picking up details I didn’t before. You will not get bored of it!

Jul 10, 2020

1997 - 4.47

Jul 06, 2020

I was finally coerced into reading this book. I found, as expected, that it was a very quick. It is a bit of a page turner. I also find it remarkable that it was just like the movie portrayed. I may read the second book if my daughters read a book of my choosing:)

Jul 05, 2020

percy jackson is better.

Jul 05, 2020

Amazing book! I just keep on reading and reading and reading the whole series over and over again! I don't think there is another book series I would read over and over again! Totally recommend!

Jul 04, 2020

There is little substance and character development. We are introduced to Harry by seeing him neglected in a closet, and with a persistent person sending him a letter. We then find out he's a very important person/hero for his talents and blood, and yet they could not be bothered to send more than a letter. Harry never acts on anything-- he merely reacts to what happens around him. None of his actions was made by him, he only acts in response to things that happen-- once, there was a conversation where it was only his friends talking and he was.. doing nothing, simply observing the conversation and staring at the wall until his friend addressed him.
Harry Potter and the big villain has literally NO character development. The evil guy is evil just to make evil turmoil and stuff in the series. Harry is just a shell-- he has no character and can't even morally react to anything. His owl has more personality.
Along with the terrible character development, there is a terrible plot. What do you expect when all the main characters are just a chess piece to make a "plot"?
The writing is also horrible too. Why do I want to observe Harry staring at his textbook and being unable to study for a whole two and a half pages when this could have been summarized in "Harry tried to study, spending time hunched over at his desk, staring at the pages that his mind refused to register. He closed his textbook, turned out the lights, and sat on his bed." It took two and a half pages to convey literally the same thing that does not further the plot or promote character development. It does set a mood, but the above sentences do the exact same thing.
td;lr This series has hollow main characters, and half-baked plots due to this. The writing is bland and full of fluff that could be condensed ten times. There is no speed in this book, the popularity is just exposure. 100% do not recommend.

Jul 01, 2020

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a fictional book about a world with wizards. Harry Potter is a young boy that lost both his parents to Voldemort, an evil wizard. He enters his first year at wizarding school in Hogwarts with his friends getting into all sorts of trouble and adventures. This book is tailored toward a younger audience through some of the playful mysteries and is still entertaining to older readers with the dark, dangerous adventures. I liked this book because it is a childhood classic, intriguing with all the dangerous adventures leading up to a big standoff. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 since sometimes the plot is unnecessarily slow. Harry Potter would be a good book for 10+ fiction/adventure readers.

Jun 23, 2020

All I can say is: BEST BOOK EVER!!!!

pacl_teens Jun 15, 2020

"For anyone looking for a new series full of adventure, suspense, and emotion, this is the book for you. The Harry Potter series as a whole is widely celebrated around the world but to me, if you haven't read the books, you are only getting a small portion of what Rowling has to offer in this 7 book series. Harry Potter is the relatable and imperfect teen protagonist of this story and the drastic changes in his life challenge him to the max. For some spoiler-free context, this book was published in 1997 and is based in England. When I first read this book as a Freshman and in High School, I loved how this book could carry me away to an incredible land of magic which was surprisingly similar to my own certain ways. Going through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager I was really able to both sympathize with what Harry struggles with and relate to the things that bring him joy. There are so many well-written surprises in this book that I am hard-pressed to explain the plot. The best way I could describe it is that Harry lives with a family that does not love him when he has a sudden and welcomed change in his life.

My only criticism of this book is that it does start slow. Many people lose patience at the beginning of the book but to me, this start makes the following rest of the book so much better. Harry does not live in a wonderland where everything is wonderful and magical. His life is full of issues and challenges that many find quite compelling and fun to read about. All in all, unless you are someone who simply cannot enjoy reading fantasy, I highly recommend that you check out this excellent book and series." -Martin, Grade 12

"I believe that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the perfect book for audiences or any age if you enjoy adventurous and engaging stories. Harry Potter is a 11 year old boy who faces many problems in his home life and accustomed to change yet the world he is brought into is far from familiar. One aspect of this book that I loved was that I found Harry to be very relatable because he faced many of the same changes and challenges in his life as myself and other teens. This allowed me to further engage and be let into the world of witchcraft and wizardry, as well as feeling a connection with the characters and story.
Overall I believe that this is an intriguing and suspenseful book. However I found that the beginning was rather slow and could incline readers to lose interest before the climax of the story. The language used to portray the imagery in the story allows you to feel as if you are there in the story and engages the reader. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventurous stories and I believe the following books in the story are excellent." - Nicolas, Grade 10

Jun 03, 2020

This book is wonderful! The edition of the illustrations add to the magic and wonder of the story.

Edwamau May 11, 2020

The story is wonderful and now there are illustrations to match. A great read for ages 8 and above.

May 09, 2020

So imaginative! Loved it! Why did it take me so many years to read this. Fabulous!

May 09, 2020

I liked the book Harry Potter & the sorceror's stone by J.K. Rowling because it was really cool. Kids would like it at the age of 7 because it has a lot of magic. My favorite characters are Hermione & Harry. My favorite part was when Harry got to Hogwarts. -V, age 7

Apr 28, 2020

This book is super amazing
My dad has readied me this book and it was so good

ArapahoeSarahH Apr 24, 2020

Somehow, I've managed to see all the Harry Potter movies multiple times - but never got around to reading the books. Here we are 20+ years later and I am so glad to have taken the time to start the journey all over again! I needed something lighter to read during Safe-at-Home and the unlimited downloads of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone kept popping up around the internet. I gave in, downloaded a copy for my Kindle, and thoroughly enjoyed slipping into a magical world of friendship and adventure for a few evenings. Just as magical and exciting even when you've seen the movies and know what's going to happen! Essentially this book felt like a giant hug - would recommend!

Apr 20, 2020

Big breath in through your nose and slowly exhale through your mouth- this moment of relaxation was felt during the entirety of re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I literally grew up with Harry, I was eleven when this book came out and impatiently waited for each installment after. The idea of picking this up during a pandemic was an escape from reality that i desperately needed and it felt like coming home to Hogwarts. I have lost count on how many times I have read this series and it never disappoints.

Apr 09, 2020

This story is about a kid named Harry Potter who lost his folks when he was only an infant. On his eleventh birthday celebration, he discovers that he is a wizard. This story finishes us the new and energizing universe of enchantment and wizardry. I truly delighted in this story since I found the universe of enchantment and wizardry extremely intriguing. We are acquainted with a wide range of people. To imagine that there is an entire other mystery magical world makes the story very unique imagine and visualize about. What truly caused me to appreciate reading this book was the significant plot twist at the end.

Apr 04, 2020

I absolutely loved this book!! A few chapters in and I was hooked!! Why can't I go to Hogwarts for my education? Thank you J.K. Rowling!!

Apr 02, 2020

I LOVE the Harry Potter series! But I wish there would be other Wizarding World books.

ArapahoeKati Mar 30, 2020

Rereading the Harry Potter books is the ultimate comfort read for me. While this one lacks the finesse of some of her later books, it's full of exuberant charm. A great first book in the series.

Mar 27, 2020

Orphaned as a child, Harry Potter goes to live with his aunt and uncle, where he is treated poorly and neglected. He is rescued and sent to study at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Wonderfully told in audio as well.

Mar 23, 2020

This novel is about a young orphan who discovers that he is a wizard and begins his first year at a wizarding high school. Although he escapes his poor life as an orphan, he encounters more trouble as he is introduced to the world of magic.
The writing of this book and series is nothing short of brilliant. The depth and detail that J.K. Rowling goes into to form a connection between the characters and audience, is extraordinary. I highly recommend this book, as there truly is something for everyone.

Mar 23, 2020

This story is about a boy named Harry Potter who lost his parents when he was just a baby. On his eleventh birthday, he finds out that he is a wizard. This story follows us through the new and exciting world of magic and wizardry.
I really enjoyed this story because I found the world of magic and wizardry very interesting. We are introduced to many different individuals. To think that there is a whole other secret wizard world makes the story quite fun to read. On the other hand, in my personal opinion, there were some aspects of the story that lost my attention and made me want to stop reading. Overall, I think that this was a fun book to read and I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading something adventurous.

Mar 10, 2020

One of the best!

Feb 04, 2020

Picked this up from “Banned -Blind Date With a Book”. I have read before, but reread and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. It is my favourite book of the series. Young or old this book is great....READ Banned books!

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