Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
By J. K. Rowling
Review by: Eana Bacchiocchi
Type of Book: YA Fiction/Fantasy
Harry enters his world or the world he was meant to be in, the world of witches and wizards.
In this book, Harry Potter learns that he is a wizard. On his birthday, Rubeus Hagrid (the gamekeeper at Hogwarts – a secret school for wizards and witches) comes to explain to Harry how his aunt and uncle, the Dursley’s, have lied to him about his parents and his true identity. Harry attends Hogwarts and makes two great friends, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley. Hermoine is a muggle born which means she comes from a non-wizarding family. Ron comes from a family full of wizards. Harry learns about the Sorcerer’s Stone from Hagrid and from exploring. He also learns that Lord Voldermort, the evil wizard who tried to kill him when he was a baby, is doing whatever it takes to get the stone before Harry. This stone holds something that almost anyone would love to have: immortality.
I think this book is really interesting because it talks about a world that doesn’t exist. This is cool because while reading the book, you can imagine what it would be like to have the power to summon an object from miles away or to have your house be clean with a simple wave from your wand. While you read this book, you can picture what it’s like for Harry in all the difficult or simple situations he runs into at Hogwarts. I like how J. K. Rowling describes every scene with many details. This helped me picture each scene in my head.