Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter (Book 1)

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Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.


Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or...

About the Author:

J. K. Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent. She left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree.

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Anyssa Lin
magic school, fantasy, adventure books

I love Harry Potter-it's my favorite series. Reading this series inspired me to write my own stories, which ended up in me publishing my first two books! If you like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the whole series, even), I hope that you will enjoy my book as well.

8/12/2023 6:55:44 PM
Manikantan SU
Magic, page turner, magic school

Never has an author created a number of new book-readers as J.K.Rowling has. She has not just narrated a refreshingly new story, but she has created a whole new world. The detailing of characters and locations are a class apart. The quality of writing is simple yet elegant. It's not just a book for kids, as some would like to think. Readers of any age can enjoy it.

8/2/2023 9:27:40 AM
plot twist, second chance romance, page turner

Excellent plot twist with the super natural engrained. A fantastic mystery novel that gets the reader enthralled. Lovely twist and turns. A great book.

7/13/2023 1:07:38 PM
plot twist, harry poter, science fiction

I loved the book as the way the book is written I loved it. Even after reading the book, I was not able to stop myself from sharing it with my friends.

7/4/2023 3:00:38 PM
courage, alternate history, page turner...More

This is fictional but a fantastical telling of another world (which you could almost say about adulthood if you haven't reach it yet), with unusual spells, creatures, and powers. Harry Potter is an orphan living as an unwanted child with his aunt and uncle, who treat him more like a servant, and with his chubby cousin Dudley Dursley. But at 11 he discovers he is a "wizard" and is brought by the semi-giant Hagrid to the Hogharts boarding school by special train. There he has many adventures with new friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and learns about courage and one way to challenge the evil wizard Voldemort.

5/20/2023 2:46:29 AM
plot twist, adventure books, time travel

Excellent book and great read for kids of all ages, young or small. JK really can put a story together well.

5/18/2023 9:16:43 AM
plot twist, page turner, high fantasy

Writing suspenseful, made into a movie, great plot. Good marketing and publishing of book. Excellent writing.

5/11/2023 2:52:03 PM
Magical, coming of age, Fantastical...More

The first in the series, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone set the benchmark for any young adult fantasy book to follow. Harry is a relatable character for others who feel unimportant, neglected or alone. Watching Harry making friends and coming into his magic against tremendous odds is thrilling. Lots of adventures, wacky & unique characters and a strong storyline whets the appetite for the next book.

4/24/2023 6:27:52 AM
Will Brooks
magic, fantasy, young adult

Harry Potter is a great book for people of all ages. There is something in there for everyone. It’s every child’s dream come true to be invited to a school of magic and to know that they are special.

4/5/2023 4:17:20 PM
Anita kirk
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funny, light romance, page turner

It is one of my favourite books. Anita Kirk’s books will keep you entertained as much as Harry Potter with so many twists and turns happening so that you cannot guess what will happen next.

3/2/2023 8:47:04 AM
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