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The Sorcerer's Stone Book Review

Updated on May 16, 2017
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Spoiler-Free Book Review

Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.


Like many others before me I was entranced by this book and fell in love with it. I ended up finishing it all within one morning and realized what the hyper was all about. I’ve been dreading reading these novels because of all the hype and not wanting to be as basic as everyone else in the reading community. But once the HP readathon came along I thought I’d give the books another go. I’m currently still reading The Chamber of Secrets and have yet to finish it. I’m loving it so far. It captures the same tone and enthusiasm as the first book.

While reading The Sorcerer’s Stone I started to connect most with Hermione since we both share a love for books and exactly that socially adept. The similarities end there. Unlike Hermione I don’t strive to be the best student, however I do put my best foot forward. However, I still loved her nonetheless. As for Harry and Ron I thought they were hilarious. Just the two of them being boys was enough to make me laugh, especially how gullible Ron is when he knows the twins are compulsive pranksters.

It was a very fast read for me and only found myself itching to start the next book at the end. Never have I had that experience with a book. I’v always disliked the HP books because everyone else just loved them and bashed my favorite series (Percy Jackson) in the process. But I now realize why many would choose the former.

My only critique of this book was that the character development was extremely predictable as well as the turn of events (not just from watching the movie). I would’ve preferred that there had been more in depth with the golden trio’s interaction and them becoming the golden trio, not just a short summary of they became sudden best friends after the troll encounter.

Though the Harry Potter books won’t be an all-time favorite read of mine they’re definitely high up there.

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