How good is it – no, how great is it, being able to re-read an old favourite. I’ve done this a couple of times now for my wandering books, and it just doesn’t get old – that feeling of reliving the moments in a story from when you first read it.
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!
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – you literally cannot go wrong with this book, and I can’t give it enough praise. I am continuously amazed every time I read this, and how J.K. Rowling manages to establish so many intricate parts of a wonderful fictional world in such a small novel.
Obviously the world continuously grows as the series progresses, but for a first novel of a series, this book is fantastic. The way characters are portrayed so easily and yet there is enough room to allow for your imagination to use its creativity is something I love about J.K. Rowling’s writing.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 without hesitation.
Thanks J. K. Rowling, for such an awesome book.