Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
genre: Fantasy, YA
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
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.
What I think of it
I remember reading this series for the first time when I was about 10 years old. I heard everyone talking about the films and how much they loved it. I have to admit that I started watching the films first before reading the books (which I still kinda regret). So I started with the first book and it took me about a month to finish them all.
I think it’s needless to say that I absolutely loved the book, I think it was the 4th time I’ve read it and I honestly will never get enough of it. It’s actually more fun to reread it as half of the time you’re just thinking “you have no idea what’s still coming up, Harry”..
The fun part about this special anniversary book (I’m a Hufflepuff) is that there’s so much information about your house and about the people that were in the house! So if you already own the series it’s really worth it to buy this copy as well.
Harry Potter helped me through some shitty period in my childhood, whenever I wanted to escape reality I was reading the books. I’m really thankful the world of Hogwarts exists (I’m still waiting for my letter to arrive)