Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling
First book in the Harry Potter Series
My Rating – 5* – 5*
‘Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.’
How can I even begin to write a review for a magical book that means so much to me?…
So I’m not going to.
All I want to say it bravo J.K. Rowling for creating a book that means so much to thousands of people, myself included. I remember my sister getting these books and letting me borrow them as soon as she had finished – these books are what got me into reading.
20 years down the line and a re-read that I thoroughly enjoyed, I think this is going to be one of those books that I will never get tired of picking up for as long as I live.
I just don’t know what to say other than this book is simply amazing and Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger will always have a special place in my heart.
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”