Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Year 1" reviewed by Ellis Clark on June 17, 2016

Your Name: 
Ellis Clark
Your Age: 
10
Book Title: 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Year 1
Author: 
J.K. Rowling
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 

My cousins got it for me for Christmas. Lots of my friends are into it and my mom is OK with me reading it, so I decided to give it a chance.

What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 

Harry's parents were killed in an attack by the dark wizard, Voldemort when Harry was only a baby. Harry survived with only a small lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. Harry was sent to live with his aunt, his uncle, and his horrible cousin, Dudley. Harry was forced to live a horrid life there where he was locked up in a small storage room under the stair well eating very little and becoming very thin. He didn't even know that the wizarding world existed, or that that is where he belonged. He wondered if he was ever going to escape his horrible life there, with the Dursleys.
Harry thought he was stuck with them for good until Uncle Vernon decided the were going away. Where Uncle Vernon was going to drive them, no one knew. All that Harry was sure of, is that he was locked up in the car, in the middle of nowhere, with a crying, screaming Dudley. Life was miserable.
That night, Harry was greeted by a giant named Hagrid. Harry was informed of his historic past and invited to Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry. There, he had some of the bast days of his life.

Here is what took place:

- Harry was sorted into the Gryfinndor House and had a funny encounter with the Sorting Hat on the way.
- Harry joined the Gryfinndor Quidditch team. There he made history for being the youngest player in the history of Hogwarts, being only a first year.
- Harry made friends with Hermione and Ron.
- Harry was swarmed around by so many students and even teachers.
- Harry helped Hagrid illegally hatch a baby Norwegian Ridgeback. In the process of receiving the baby dragon, Hagrid accidentally spilled the beans on some very important information to the person he got the baby dragon from. This person turned out to be Harry Potter's biggest enemy. Hagrid's mishap almost cost Harry his life.
- Harry was sent to the Forbidden Forest as punishment. (Read the book and you will find out what he did!) :)
- Harry was sadly sent back to live with the Dursley's over summer, where he was even more mistreated than before.

Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 

I liked and disliked parts of this book. Though I liked it a lot more than I disliked it. I felt like they focused a little too much on his life with the Dursley's. At a point it got kind of boring. Other than that, I loved the whole entire book. This book seemed to take me to a whole other world. I forgot about everything else while I was reading this book. I love the fantasy and the characters. This book is so creative. I applaud J.K. in this series

Other thoughts or feelings about this story? Anything else to add?: 

This book is not for everyone. I know plenty of kids whose parents are OK with this book series and the kids love it. On the other hand, I know plenty of kids whose parents do not approve of this series because of the witchcraft. I also know kids whose parents don't really have a strong opinion of like or dislike. Therefore, this book is not for everyone. I do not have anything else to add.

Rate Your Read: 
5
ISBN: 
0590353403

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" reviewed by Shoko Grigutis on February 15, 2015

Your Name: 
Shoko Grigutis
Your Age: 
9
Book Title: 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: 
J. K. Rowling
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 

My friend suggested it. She was reading it too, so I started reading, and I got super absorbed.

What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 

It's about Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived, fighting Lord Voldemort with his friends to save the wizarding world.

Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 

I like this story because I like fantasy, Wizards, Witches, and action. It is very fun to read, but I won't suggest it to under 7 and 8 year olds because it has scary parts, people die, and there's murder.

Other thoughts or feelings about this story? Anything else to add?: 

It's very interesting, and when I first read it(I am rereading the series), I didn't want to stop whenever I have to do something different. I burst through the first book in 2 weeks, and shot through the second(The Chamber of Secrets) in 2 and 1/2 weeks. When I read the first book the second time, I finished it in 1 week

Rate Your Read: 
5
ISBN: 
0590353403

"Harry Potter and the sorcerers stone" reviewed by ridlety on November 26, 2013

Your Name: 
ridlety
Book, Movie or Music Title: 
Harry Potter and the sorcerers stone
Author: 
J.K. Rowling
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 

it is about a person named harry potter and he has a scar that he got when lord Voldemort shot the killing curse at him but he survived and he got promoted to hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry were he then meets to people named ron and hermione which become his friends and he meets draco malfoy who is his enemy

Rate Your Read: 
4
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ISBN: 
9780590353403

"Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone" reviewed by Jake on June 2, 2013

Your Name: 
Jake
Your Age: 
10
Book Title: 
Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone
Author: 
J.K Rowling
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 

I decided to read this book because I love magic and wish it could happen in our world. Also,i wonder what happens if you can use magics.

What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 

It's about a boy named Harry Potter who has survived from the magic that will kill you.Harry goes to the magic school called,"Hogwarts"and learns magic.

Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 

I like the story because it is interesting about magics. And, magic is kind of like a miracle.

Rate Your Read: 
4
ISBN: 
054506967X

"Harry Potter " reviewed by Jaeden Brisk on February 8, 2013

Name: 
Jaeden Brisk
Title: 
Harry Potter
Author: 
JK Rowling
Genre: 
fantasy
Write a review of the book, including plot points, if you wish: 

Harry Potter is a complete series that follow a young wizard that has been told all his life that he is a normal child and that his parents were killed in a car crash. Then one day, in a flurry of action, he receives and ambush of letter delivered by owls. The letter is from a wizarding school named Hogwarts. This letter offers him a full scholarship to the school. His aunt and uncle, the people whom have been housing him, disregard the letter in an attempt to keep him from the school... Find out how he ends up being the greatest wizard of all time.

Rate Your Read: 
5
ISBN: 
054506967X
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