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Shvoong Home>Books>Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Review

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

Book Review   by:Anonymus     Original Author: J.K.Rowling
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HARRY POTTER is an 11-year-old boy. With a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright-green eyes he is small and skinny for his age. He lives a pathetic life with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and Cousin Dudley Dursley after his parent’s death. He thinks himself to be an ordinary boy, but, every time he is angry or upset, odd and strange things happen with him. Like, when Dudley’s gang chased him, he had somehow found himself out of their reach………..dreading going to school with the ridiculous haircut by Aunt Petunia, he had managed to make it grow overnight… ………….
And then on his 11th Birthday he had the greatest surprise of his life(though he didn’t any from the Dursley’s except being scolded and punished without any rye or reason and that too from a Giant Beetle-Eyed stranger named Hagrid. Hagrid (the keeper of the keys of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) told him of he was a wizard and asked him to join Hogwarts.

Harry joined the school and the fascinating world of magic. He who was an ordinary boy in the “Muggle-World” (where people don’t know magic) was a celebrity of the World of Wizardry. Being a celebrity he had many fans and also a few enemies.

At Hogwarts Harry finds many strange but still exciting things like “The Mirror of Erised” which saw your most desired wishes being fulfilled and………………….

In the 1st year at Hogwarts Harry with his friends Ron and Hermione solve the mystry of the “Philosopher’s Stone” which can turn any and every metal into GOLD and makes the one who drinks it IMMORTAL.

In her 1st book Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller.

I feel any age group can read this book. So, go on and enter the great world of magic and surprises…………………
Published: June 03, 2006   
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