Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Paperback - 1997
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hbmidgley
Nov 14, 2020

HARRY POTTER is the best thing that ever happened to the world😁😁😁😁

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EmReadsTheBigBooks
Nov 10, 2020

Oh my gosh this series is amazing! If you haven't read it or don't like it then like wuuuuuu?? I knew nothing about the Harry Potter series a few years ago but finally my parents let me read it and I fell in love with them all!!! 10/5 stars!

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violet_cat_13987
Nov 09, 2020

BEST BOOK I HAVE READ EVER! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone is amazing classic book. I have always heard of this series but never bothered about until I had nothing to read. I came across this book and it is awesome! Tons of surprises. I am exited to read the second book in this series.

Just so you know Jessicading0 I do not like you🤨

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blue_dolphin_14996
Nov 03, 2020

Harry potter is the best! I waved it off when I first heard of it but know I'm obsessed! it's definitely my favorite book ever. Love JK Rowling her books are so good you have to read them all then watch all the movie's! I'm telling you if harry potter wasn't the best book ever would it have been made a movie?!

have u ever read the Harry Potter book series? if you haven't I definitely recommend it, if you seriously haven't read it you've better go visit your library card and put every single one on hold from 1-7 its the beeeeeeestttt!!!

I loved Harry Potter as a kid in elementary school, and recently decided to re-watch all the movies. Of course, that means I had to reread all the books too to go into even more detail. I'm obsessed with this series, and the first book is so comforting to me as we get a look into Hogwarts and the wizarding world with Harry. 10/10

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kyang_91
Oct 17, 2020

This first novel of a series of seven by J.K. Rowling provides readers with an unreal experience in a magical world through the eyes of Harry Potter, an orphan who lives restricted in Privet Drive with his cousin. He receives an invitation from Hogwarts, a wizarding school, which he quickly accepts to escape the tortuous living in Privet Drive. There, he meets two people who eventually become his closest friends and allies in finding out the truth about his parents’ death. This novel would make a great read for those who wish to experience the magic and how our mundane world will fare with it. Having the book set from the perspective of an initially ordinary boy helps the reader understand the setting of the story better as well.

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akritshrikant
Oct 14, 2020

This is the book that got me into reading as a child. A masterpiece in all facets, this novel introduces children to a magical world of witchcraft and wizardry. The story is easy enough to read but challenging enough to engross all readers. It cannot be emphasized how easy it is to get drawn into this story, losing hour after hour to this book. I only have positive things to say about this book, and I can recommend it wholeheartedly as a means to get young readers into a new world. What’s more, this story leads into a top-class series that can provide entertainment for months if not years. This book is great, simply put. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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red_alligator_6705
Oct 02, 2020

I had the picture version of this book and I absolutely loved it. The pictures were mind blowing, and really detailed. I could spend hours just admiring the art. I loved how a very strong bond created between Hermine, Harry and Ron. This showed me that it is possible to make really strong bonds with people you hardly know especially at a new school. The adventures that this trio took part in were amazing to hear about If i could I would love to do the same. Oh and cant forget how much courage Harry had.This book had also taught me that have courage and go against your enemies. You shouldn't always be sacred of you enemies. Thats what the enemy wants. I loved the messages in this book along with the art and details. I would 100% recommend it to someone and would read it 10000 more times. Loved it and will always love how much it taught me.

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mmyjer20
Sep 21, 2020

Very good story. So imaginative. Looking forward to reading the third book

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CoolBabe
Aug 29, 2020

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jessicading_0
Aug 27, 2020

Because J.K Rowling is homophobic I shall give this book a bad rating, and also percy jackson is much more interesting because there is more character development.

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TheBorgQueen
Aug 24, 2020

The Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series. It follows Harry Potter while he lives with his Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin. Harry is treated very badly by his family. Dudley, Harry’s cousin bullies him and Harry is forced to sleep in the cupboard under the stairs. However, around his eleventh birthday, Harry starts to get letters, but his Uncle refuses to let him read them. Eventually, the family runs to a remote island to get away from the letters that continue to be sent to the house. Even in this secluded area, a man named Hagrid finds them and tells Harry about how he is a wizard. Hagrid then brings Harry to Hogwarts, a school for wizards and witches. The rest of the book follows Harry as he is in this new school.

I really like this book! You can reread it over and over again, without getting bored. The book is full of imaginative creatures and characters, which make it a really fun read for anyone!

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keerthananoru
Jul 10, 2020

The Sorcerer's Stone is a book that pulls you in, and makes you love the Harry Potter series. This book is such a great intro to the series, soon enough you’ll be done with the series. It is like a classic story since Harry Potter is so well known. It follows the story of a young boy, Harry Potter, and how he discovers he is a wizard. He learns how he is very famous in the wizarding world, because of how his parents left him. I love rereading this book, and picking up details I didn’t before. You will not get bored of it!

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Derik2me
Jul 10, 2020

1997 - 4.47

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morkman
Jul 06, 2020

I was finally coerced into reading this book. I found, as expected, that it was a very quick. It is a bit of a page turner. I also find it remarkable that it was just like the movie portrayed. I may read the second book if my daughters read a book of my choosing:)

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fruitgir
Jul 05, 2020

percy jackson is better.

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black_dog_5221
Jul 05, 2020

Amazing book! I just keep on reading and reading and reading the whole series over and over again! I don't think there is another book series I would read over and over again! Totally recommend!

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navy_jay_67
Jul 04, 2020

There is little substance and character development. We are introduced to Harry by seeing him neglected in a closet, and with a persistent person sending him a letter. We then find out he's a very important person/hero for his talents and blood, and yet they could not be bothered to send more than a letter. Harry never acts on anything-- he merely reacts to what happens around him. None of his actions was made by him, he only acts in response to things that happen-- once, there was a conversation where it was only his friends talking and he was.. doing nothing, simply observing the conversation and staring at the wall until his friend addressed him.
Harry Potter and the big villain has literally NO character development. The evil guy is evil just to make evil turmoil and stuff in the series. Harry is just a shell-- he has no character and can't even morally react to anything. His owl has more personality.
Along with the terrible character development, there is a terrible plot. What do you expect when all the main characters are just a chess piece to make a "plot"?
The writing is also horrible too. Why do I want to observe Harry staring at his textbook and being unable to study for a whole two and a half pages when this could have been summarized in "Harry tried to study, spending time hunched over at his desk, staring at the pages that his mind refused to register. He closed his textbook, turned out the lights, and sat on his bed." It took two and a half pages to convey literally the same thing that does not further the plot or promote character development. It does set a mood, but the above sentences do the exact same thing.
td;lr This series has hollow main characters, and half-baked plots due to this. The writing is bland and full of fluff that could be condensed ten times. There is no speed in this book, the popularity is just exposure. 100% do not recommend.

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ctonci
Jul 01, 2020

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a fictional book about a world with wizards. Harry Potter is a young boy that lost both his parents to Voldemort, an evil wizard. He enters his first year at wizarding school in Hogwarts with his friends getting into all sorts of trouble and adventures. This book is tailored toward a younger audience through some of the playful mysteries and is still entertaining to older readers with the dark, dangerous adventures. I liked this book because it is a childhood classic, intriguing with all the dangerous adventures leading up to a big standoff. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 since sometimes the plot is unnecessarily slow. Harry Potter would be a good book for 10+ fiction/adventure readers.

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sophiaSHkim
Jun 23, 2020

All I can say is: BEST BOOK EVER!!!!

pacl_teens Jun 15, 2020

"For anyone looking for a new series full of adventure, suspense, and emotion, this is the book for you. The Harry Potter series as a whole is widely celebrated around the world but to me, if you haven't read the books, you are only getting a small portion of what Rowling has to offer in this 7 book series. Harry Potter is the relatable and imperfect teen protagonist of this story and the drastic changes in his life challenge him to the max. For some spoiler-free context, this book was published in 1997 and is based in England. When I first read this book as a Freshman and in High School, I loved how this book could carry me away to an incredible land of magic which was surprisingly similar to my own certain ways. Going through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager I was really able to both sympathize with what Harry struggles with and relate to the things that bring him joy. There are so many well-written surprises in this book that I am hard-pressed to explain the plot. The best way I could describe it is that Harry lives with a family that does not love him when he has a sudden and welcomed change in his life.

My only criticism of this book is that it does start slow. Many people lose patience at the beginning of the book but to me, this start makes the following rest of the book so much better. Harry does not live in a wonderland where everything is wonderful and magical. His life is full of issues and challenges that many find quite compelling and fun to read about. All in all, unless you are someone who simply cannot enjoy reading fantasy, I highly recommend that you check out this excellent book and series." -Martin, Grade 12

"I believe that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the perfect book for audiences or any age if you enjoy adventurous and engaging stories. Harry Potter is a 11 year old boy who faces many problems in his home life and accustomed to change yet the world he is brought into is far from familiar. One aspect of this book that I loved was that I found Harry to be very relatable because he faced many of the same changes and challenges in his life as myself and other teens. This allowed me to further engage and be let into the world of witchcraft and wizardry, as well as feeling a connection with the characters and story.
Overall I believe that this is an intriguing and suspenseful book. However I found that the beginning was rather slow and could incline readers to lose interest before the climax of the story. The language used to portray the imagery in the story allows you to feel as if you are there in the story and engages the reader. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventurous stories and I believe the following books in the story are excellent." - Nicolas, Grade 10

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pink_cat_9382
Jun 03, 2020

This book is wonderful! The edition of the illustrations add to the magic and wonder of the story.

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AKern_1
Jun 01, 2020

My 3 year old son loved looking at the pictures as I read the book. I loved the illustrations in the book.


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