Saturday, April 21, 2012
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley—a great big swollen spoiled bully. 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 to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry—and anyone who reads about him—will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.
My Review - I can't believe I actually read this. When this book was published and popular I was only 15 years old and thought to myself I'll never read that book cause it just seems silly. Well, my book taste has definately changed in the last 14 years! I thought this book was pretty good. It wasn't one of those that will stick with me and make me think or anything. It was just a good light, fun read. I will read the rest of the series most likely as I'm a little OCD when it comes to series. Rowling had me guessing up until the end if it was Snape or not. I am hoping the next book will tell about how it was when Harry went back to live with Dursley's. Overall I give it 3 stars!