“Red hair and a hand me down robe. You must be a Weasley.”
Sorry about the tagline, but you have to admit if you’ve read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, that sums the book up quite nice. Oh wait! I probably should have mentioned that, today I’m reviewing HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE BY J.K. ROWLING!
Guys! Why did I not jump into this series sooner? I LOVE IT! And not just the world (even though I’m obviously waiting for my acceptence letter by owl…or fireplace. Anyway’s the point is, that J.K Rowling’s writing style is so captivating that she could have written a completley HORRIBLE story, like no plot line, no character development, no interersting world, and we all probably still would have been impressed BUT she did have all those other things and that is why Harry Potter is the huge success it is today.
Now, this review is a spoiler review so if you don’t want to be spoiled at all for the Harry Potter series (Only Book 1) I would suggest you leave NOW!
So here’s the summary:
Harry hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years – but all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives with an invitation to an incredible place.
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 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.
Okay so this review is going to be a little bit different, since Harry Potter is such a pop culture phenomenom. All the good reviews have already been written, so this will be more of a reaction to the sheer beauty and wonderfullness of Harry Potter.
Okay so I’m about to slip into a mind fogging disease called ‘Fangirling’ so please excuse all ilegibleness.
1. The Dursleys
In my life I have experienced some pretty crappy people, some pretty crappy book characters, and did I mention pretty crappy people BUT the Dursleys are easily the worst people I have ever come across EVER! I mean who locks their nephew under the staircase, doesn’t feed him, doesn’t let him ask questions about his parents, who were killed by the evil wizard, You-Know-Who. AND then LIE about how they died. (THEY DIDN’T DIE IN A CAR CRASH.)
I don’t care what anyone says…HAGRID IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER EVER! Like you except him to be this huge biker guy (Basically I had Ares from PJO envisioned) but he’s so soft-hearted and caring and his morals are in the exact spot they should be but…his actions don’t always reflect that.
Did you see the tagline? Yes? Okay well that described Ron so well at the very beginning of the book, and it still describes him at the end BUT THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DOE!
Literally me if I was still 11, lived in Britain, have wizardy powers, got an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, attended Hogwarts, befriended HARRY POTTER AND RON WEASLEY, and was a Gryffindor and not Ravenclaw.
Did anyone else think that she belonged in Ravenclaw? Just me? Okay.
5. Professor Quirrell is a servant for Voldemort and not Snape? Seriously?!?!?!
I honestly have NO IDEA HOW I DID NOT SEE THIS ONE COMING! I WAS SO OBLIVIOUS! YOU HARRY POTTER PEOPLE ARE REALLY GOODA T KEEPING SECRETS JEEZ!
Okay so since I’m tired and my face is burning with a sunburn, I think that’s all for me. So how did you Harry Potter people keep the Professor Quirrell secret? And do you have any tips for finishing the Harry Potter series swiftly but, not too swiftly? I love you guys! Bye! ~Blondie