Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal they are swiftly confiscated by his grisley aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!

I can’t believe I’ve actually finally got around to reading these books. So, you may or may not know…but I am 18 years of age and this is my first time reading Harry Potter. And no, I have not watched the movies.

I felt a lot of pressure going into these books, which is probably why I am so, so happy right now. I could have so easily been disappointed after years of hearing this franchise being talked about, and I expected so much. I tried to make sure I went into this book with no expectations, but it’s hard with something like Harry-freaking-Potter.

“”The truth.” Dumbledore sighed.”

How on earth am I now going to explain exactly why I loved this book? I don’t think words could do this magical world justice. Rowling has achieved something incredible. This book can be enjoyed by everyone. I’ve heard that said so many times about Harry Potter, but now it’s hit me just how true it is. I’m so impressed right now, because of how true that actually is. This book is well-explained enough to be loved by children, and just purely lovable enough to be enjoyed by everyone else. What kind of amazing feat is that?

“”It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.””

I think everyone knows enough about Hogwarts for me to not have to go through everything about this book. But for the sake of being a book blogger, Hogwarts is great. The characters are awesome. The plot is detailed and fun. This book is an absolutely magical adventure.

So, I will leave you all, lovely readers, by saying one thing. Harry Potter has captured so many hearts all over the world. I am so happy to say this book has captured mine, too.

★★★★★

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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