Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The book that started it all.
“A Delightful award-winning debut from the author who dances in the footsteps of P. L. Travers and Roald Dahl.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
That’s what is written on the back cover of a copy of the book at my local county library.
Well, I don’t know who those authors are the quote mentions, but I like the book. As I stated before, I fell in love the characters and the situations they find themselves in. If you haven’t read this book I suppose you have your reasons. If you don’t, check it out. It’s great for all ages and it’s an easy read. Most readers can read it in a single setting.
There are some boring parts here and there, but if you stick with it you’ll enjoy the ride.
Premise (from Scholastic Books):
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 lives in a cupboard under 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.