Apr 10, 2014

Review -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (re-read)

3Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Release Date: October 1st, 1999
Publisher: Scholastic
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 309
Format: paperback, bought

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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 closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about 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 Review:

I am going to do this a little different. I usually write all about the the characters and how I feel about them and the whole book. I just don't think it is necessary here. We all know the story. I also have re-read these books several times, so it hard to keep coming out with new reviews on books I've read before.

I am going to write things that I liked about the book and things I didn't like about the book instead.

Things I liked:
  • The relationships of Harry and his friends.
  • The extreme detail that is put within the book(s).
  • The growth that happens within all the characters, even in this book alone.
  • The happiness Harry feels to be away from the Dursleys.
  • The emotions that you feel throughout the pages.
  • Hagrid. What can I say, I love the guy.
Things I didn't like:
  • The bullying within the story. I know it is a big part of the books, but I can't help but get angry at it anyway.
  • I'm stealing this one from Amanda. The fact that Ron has a rat. It says that you can have a Cat, toad, or owl. No where on the list does it say that a rat is allowed. Yet that is Ron's pet that he brought along.
  • Dudley. I can't stand the guy. Just gotta throw that out there. I know that is the point, but he still deserved to be put on the list.

Couldn't Put It Down!!

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite books of all the time and your review is different and amazing , thank you! Xx


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