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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author:  J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

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Jul 26,2017
5

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

J.K Rowling

The story of Harry Potter begins with JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, the Philosopher stone. The book starts off with Harry living with his aunty, her husband and their kid.

Harry doesn’t live the most pleasant life. He sleeps in a closet underneath the staircase and is treated like he doesn’t exit. He gets nothing for his birthday while their kid does. They don’t care for the boy.

But one day he went to the zoo with his cousin for his birthday. He discovered that he could talk to snakes. He didn’t know he could do this and he saved his cousin doing so.

The night after, a giant walked in, his name was Hagrid. He explains to Harry that magic is real and says to Harry “You’re a wizard Harry!” Harry is stunned. He then goes with Hagrid to the wizarding world.

During the book you follow Harry on his adventure through school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As you read you follow Harry like a shadow through all of the problems he encounters with others.

I encourage any age group above the age of 6 to read this book. The book is very long and some younger audiences won’t understand. I give the book a 9 out of ten rating. The book includes a very intense story about the boy who lived.

This book is quite lengthy but isn’t too hard to read. It is a very good book and is very mediocre to read. Read it.

Bede Redfern  

Mar 04,2017
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5

I couldn't put this book down! It was so good! 

I liked it when Dudley got the pigtail. 

My favourite character is Harry Potter. 

Mar 04,2017
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5

I couldn't put this book down! It was so good! 

I liked it when Dudley got the pigtail. 

My favourite character is Harry Potter. 

Feb 23,2017
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5

I am re-reading the Harry Potter series and I think I had forgotten how magical my very first "trip" to th Harry Potter world was. 

It's all so fascinating and new and you just want to be by Harry's side, following him in his every adventure.

I think I need to rcomend it to any one because it's baically a compulsory recommendation to all living creatures - magical or mundane :-)

Jan 07,2017
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5

When I first heard about the Harry Potter books I was reluctant not to read them. I had never been a fan of the whole 'magic' and 'fantasy' idea. But when I was finally convinced by my mum to give the first one a try (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone) , I couldn't put the book down! 

Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone is a fantastic book. Harry Potter is a young boy who lives with his horrible Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin, due to his parents death when he was a baby. He knows nothing of his past and believes that his parents died in a car crash, resulting a scar on Harrys forehead. Yet is Harry to realise he had been believing a complete lie his entire life. 

As J.K.Rowling takes us on a journey through a beautiful story of magic, we find a true sort of magic in the book itself. The way it has been written the book is hard to not love. A brilliant book with a touching story, anyone could read this age 9-99. A truly magical story.

Nov 07,2016
5

This book is interesting. It is about a boy called Harry Potter. He lives with his aunt and uncle that force him to live in a cuborad under the stairs. But one day the gets ONE letter, and the letter gives him a chance to go to a school far far away. His mum and dad went to the same school before they died in a car crash. There is a bully at school called Draco Malfoy. But there is a man that tries to kill him called You-Know-Who... 

Will Harry Potter overcome You-Know-Who

I Like this book becuase it has alot of mystery and suspense.It is an entertaining book and I want to keep reading the book.

 

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