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Shvoong Home>Books>Science Fiction & Fantasy>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Review

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Book Review   by:Emili Rivers     Original Author: J.K. Rowling
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Orphaned at the age of one at the hands of a vicious warlock, Harry Potter is left on the doorstep of the worst imaginable muggles, the Dursley's. For the next decade of his life, Harry endures the neglect and abuse of his aunt, uncle and spoiled cousin, Dudley. They regard him as the lowest of the low, but little does Harry know that in another parallel world he is a hero. He is The-Boy-Who-Lived.
Then at the stroke of midnight, on his 11th birthday, a gentle half-giant named Hagrid reveals to Harry the secrets the Dursley's have kept form him his entire life. Harry Potter is a natural-born wizard and one of the greatest heros among the magical community. Harry learns of the magical school which he will be attending like his parents before him and the truth about his parents death.
In the course of a year, Harry finds life long friends in the forms of Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, has unforgettable adventures, and learns more about himself and his parents. Then, as if fighting off bullies and mountain trolls wasn't enough, Harry finds himself face to face with the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort, who killed his parents. Once again, Harry must save the magical community from seeing the return of Lord Voldemort.
In the first of her 7 part series, J.K. Rowling has introduced to readers of all ages a fantasy world full of ghosts, dragons, and a three-headed dog named Fluffy. The Sorcerer's Stone served as a wonderful introduction to a must read series. She gave readers not only a reason to enjoy reading but a hero. The lesson to be learned from Harry Potter and his experiences is that life is full of obstacles and is at times unfair but that you can overcome anything.
Published: January 11, 2006   
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