{The Sorcerer’s Stone: JK Rowling: #01}

{The Sorcerer’s Stone: JK Rowling: #01}Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Published by Scholastic Inc on September 08, 1999
Genres: fantasy, Friendship, Middle School, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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4 Stars

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

{My thoughts} – The book is like many others I have read. However, I don’t regret reading it. It’s a story about an orphaned boy named Harry Potter and his struggle to become something extraordinary. He has some  help along the way as he is raised by his Muggle Aunt and Uncle, two non-magic individuals. They also have a non-magic son named Dudley who has one goal in mind and that is to treat Harry like dirt. Harry was left with them mysteriously one night after his parents had been killed by a very bad wizard. His father and mother were both magic folk so it makes sense that their son would be. Albus Dumbledore arranged for Harry to be left with his Aunt and Uncle in order to protect him. He hoped that by him being raised in the Muggle world he would be safe from any of the bad wizards followers. Around his 11th birthday he starts receiving mail from Hogwarts School of Witch and Wizardry. When his Aunt and Uncle discover he is receiving mail they try to stop him by intersecting all his letters. Eventually on Harry’s birthday Dumbledore the Headmaster at Hogwarts sends Hagrid the gamekeeper at Hogwarts to give Harry letter personally. Hagrid soon discovers that Harry was shielded from the magic world and knew nothing about where he had come from. Hagrid helps him get his school things, shows him that his parents left him with a ton of money and sends him back to the Durseley’s. Soon however he with be catching a train to Hogwarts. Once he gets there he meets Ron and Hermonie his two best friends. They get into lots of trouble but manage to remain in the school. Harry becomes the first first year to be on a Quittidth team and to have their own broom. Near the end however, the three of them are but to the greatest test of bravery and are rewarded with the favored outcome. Harry manages to save the Sorcerer’s stone but at a price. Dumbledore admits to helping out all along with the mischief he and his friends had been getting into.