Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter #1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Hey guys! I hope you all are having a great day and this is my review to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and is the first book in the Harry Potter series!


Orphan Harry Potter is miserable in an under-stairs closet. Dursleys - his witch mother's sister, husband, Dudley - held no birthday party for Harry in 11 years. Owls fly notices to attend Hogwarts School. Giant Hagrid brings birthday cake. Wizard Harry flies on broom, hides under Cloak of Invisibility, sneaks past 3-headed dog with friends Hermione and Ron. A great destiny awaits if Harry can survive.


I was pretty intimidated by Harry Potter to be honest. I was very scared that I would read this and not love it, but how can I not love it when one hundred million people have given five out of five stars?! What if I didn’t like it?! OMG! Should I read this? I think I should play it safe . . . obviously, I got some guts and picked up the book in ebook format. :D I think reading this book in ebook format was the best for me, because I was obviously intimidated by this series. So reading it as an ebook, where everyone wouldn’t look at the back of the cover and scream: “OMG HARRY POTTER?! ARE YOU AT THE PART WHERE. . . SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER?!” and spoil stuff for me (speaking from previous experience) was great.


I am glad that I did read this. :D


In the beginning, I was kind of rolling my eyes at the “boy has a terrible family” “main character’s parents are dead” and “main character is destined to be a great person before they know it themselves.” Needless to say, once I put those grudges down, this book was much more enjoyable! :D


I was pretty happy with this simplistic writing style that J.K. Rowling had, and I can see why so many kids would call this their childhood. I’M NOT THAT LATE THOUGH. ONLY A LITTLE BIT. I feel like she explained everything where it needed to be explained and that made understanding Hogwarts and the magic easier. Anyone can read this, to be honest, it’s not hard, and I don’t think I had to look up a word. So yep. Pretty happy with the writing style and the world building. :D


Harry Potter as a main character was pretty well developed! Despite being “the great one” he didn’t really seem to be, “Oh I don’t want to do this,” or “Oh, this is going to happen now!” He seemed to be an honest character and fit right in to Hogwarts. I liked Ron and Hermione too. I thought that they would make great side characters, and maybe on in the series be part of the cast? :D


The plot-pacing was done nicely. I am still confused about the mirrors though.


Overall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a great start to a children’s fantasy series that I really enjoyed! I’m pretty sure that Harry Potter is a great main character, and all the cliché’s that I thought were in the story eventually went away. So, this turned out to be a great read!


If you haven’t read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone yet, then I highly recommend that you try this out! If you are intimidated, then try to read this in an ebook format like I did, or any other edition you are comfortable with. Another thing I would say, is that if you are intimidated, then make sure you read little by little to savor up the world and the characters. :D I liked the first book a lot, and I’m sure the next few books will be great! I already have Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on hold, so it shouldn’t take long for that to come! :D


Thanks for reading my review everyone, and I hope you have a great day! :D Until the next one!