Thursday, 4 August 2016

Book Review ~ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling


When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know.

His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. 

Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, not only the complete series, but book one; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
It’s like a nostalgic feeling getting back into the world of Hogwarts. You start to remember all the lines and what is about to happen.

Of course there will be people wondering why read a book again when you know what is going to happen, but that’s not the reason why we read it again. It’s to experience that joy over and over again, getting back with the characters you grew up with.

Okay, enough of sentiment stuff. The main question we (mainly me) wants to know; was the book as good as the first time you read it?
I love Harry Potter, but I love JK Rowling more.

If you haven’t read this series yet, do it NOW. You will not be disappointed.

My star rating for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is: