Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
By: J.K. Rowling
Have you ever wanted a book that could literally jump off the pages? Well, I guarantee Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone can do just the trick, it’s almost like magic. More than 6.6 million copies of this book have been sold and I’m pretty sure a lot of them are not just children.
This is a fantasy book mainly about three kids, Harry, Ron, and Hermione in Hogwarts trying to prevent Voldemort from getting the sorcerer’s stone. But this all started out with Harry, after living 11 years with the Dursley’s, with no idea about the magical world, was saved by Rubeus Hagrid to go to Hogwarts. But before he could go to Hogwarts, he had to go to Diagon Alley to get school supplies, where Hagrid told Harry why he was so famous and why he had a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. After getting on the train to Hogwarts, Harry quickly finds two friends, Ron and Hermione. When they arrived at Hogwarts all three of them were sorted to Gryffindor in the sorting ceremony. When they started their flying lessons, Neville’s remembrall was taken by Malfoy, but when Harry was trying to catch it, he was caught by Professor McGonagall. After that, he was put on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. When Christmas arrived, Harry was given some presents and one of them containing a mysterious letter with an invisibility cloak that was once his father’s. He first used him to try to find a book about Nicholas Flamel but didn’t succeed in finding it but what he did find was the Mirror of Erised, which showed him his strongest desires. After finding out that Hagrid has told a stranger how to get past Fluffy, they arrive at the entrance too late. Someone has already taken out fluffy and crawled through, they follow. After going through a series of tests, Harry faces the enemy alone. Will he defeat them or will he die trying?
I think that Harry is a very brave person because to prevent the enemy from having eternal life, he willingly went into the last room to fight them by himself. Harry reminds me of my friend Hayden because he’s brave enough to yell out whatever he wants when he feels like it. I think this book connects to how, when a criminal does something, a person needs to be brave and do something about it. This book reminds me of a character from the book Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs (Also a really good book), where the main character Teddy has to investigate to find the culprit who killed an animal despite endangering his life.
On a scale of 1-10, I would rate this book a ten being that this would be one of the best books I’ve read. I would recommend this book for kids in the age of 7-12 because of the amount of fantasy, but overall I would recommend this book for people of all ages.
By: Michael Tai