Harry Potter s life is miserable His parents are dead and he s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself he s a wizard A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of WitchcraftHarry Potter s life is miserable His parents are dead and he s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself he s a wizard A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid But even within the Wizarding community, he is special He is the boy who lived the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.Though Harry s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands But doing so will bring him into contact with forces terrifying than he ever could have imagined.Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high stakes adventures to come.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Harry Potter s life is miserable His parents are dead and he s stuck with his heartless relatives who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a le
I m going to keep this brief since there isn t much to say that hasn t already been said clears throat I think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn t imagine myself enjoying reading about an eleven year old boy and his adventures at a school of wizardry I thought it would be too juvenile for my taste I was wrong, of course.I can honestly say that I loved every minute of this It s a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters that y [...]
Rereading for the 3rd time for the group read.Once upon a time, there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn t get along with people very well She wasn t an outcast in school, and all the bullying and teasing stopped with the commencement of high school, but she had always been a bookworm and has generally preferred the company of her own thoughts.Lunchtime had always been dedicated not to eating, but to sitting in the library, browsing through books Not to worry, she got her nutrition in 5th pe [...]
I m on page 27 I can already tell this is going to be a big hit someday Everyone take note of this author He s going places Couldn t find him on Twitter, though Wanted to tell him how great I thought page 23 was.
IT S HARRY FREAKIN POTTER OF COURSE I LOVE IT reread in March 2017 for the first time in like 5 years STILL WONDERFUL
I ve FINALLY read a Harry Potter book Watch my review here youtu oUZ0EMsggSk
Update September 2016 Currently rereading this series again I need to sort out my priorities I will never ever rate this lower than 5 stars BEAUTIFUL.
Why the heck did I not read Harry Potter before nows flipping magical literally
This is a disgrace to all pure bloods My head looked quite dashing on that strange professor s head If only I could have extended my stay Harry Potter This is not over yet.
My original review was a comparison of sorts between Harry Potter and Twilight However, this is stupid as the two are incomparable Honestly, its not even worth discussing Its not just that Twilight doesn t come close, it is the fact that Harry Potter transcends other similar works Its peerless To quote Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction It ain t the same fuckin ballpark, it ain t the same league, it ain t even the same fuckin sport There was a day when I thought I needed to defend Harry Potter, in [...]
There are no words to do this book justice.
Review for Illustrated EditionPerfect Duh.Re Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouOH LORDY Every time I read this book it brings back so many memories, and also gets me excited to read the rest of the series again as well because there is so much foreshadowing For example Sirius Black is casually mentioned in the first chapter Mrs Figg is talked about a bit, as she looks after Harry from time to time or all the time, ayyyy it always cracks me up when Hagrid says you d have to be mad t [...]
Because I got hate in the comments for OMG swearing in a children s book review which I get, I guess , DON T READ THIS IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 Happy now, everyone Well, I did it I FINALLY read my first Harry Potter bookd in the same year as its 20th anniversary no less.But better late than never, no Annnnd I already ordered the illustrated hardback And asked for the full hardcover set for Christmas From my dad Because nothing says, I m a thirty fucking five year old adult like asking Daddy for Harry [...]
It s Always Great, Coming back HomeThere s a reason us, the Fans, feel that we re connected, no matter where we from, different culture, ethics, ageswe re all graduated from there.Hogwarts even like we were in same class,classmates, no matter which edition we read.Cause Harry Potter is not just a story s a LifeThe Boy Who Saved Flourished the Book IndustryIt s One of the most important novels in modern history, Sorry, it s The Most Important ONE.This Review also for those who hate the series Ple [...]
How can than half of my friends be wrong with this I have to get this right As of this writing, I have 98 friends 61 62% of them have read J K Rowling s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Out of those who read this, 39 64% rated this with 5 stars 11 of them with 4 stars All the others gave 3 or 2 Only 2 rated this with 1 star One of them admitted not being able to finish it She should not have rated it really since she did not read its entirety But she is my friend and it is her right, so wh [...]
On my list of reasons why my daughters are the bestest thing to ever happen to me, Number 14,577 is that they gave me, at 41 years old, the perfect excuse to revisit the Harry Potter series When my oldest angel told me she wanted to start reading the Harry Potter books, I couldn t have been happier As I was collecting all seven volumes off the shelf to bring up to her room, I started feeling nostalgic for the whole Hogwarts gang, and I realized that I d never done than a perfunctory review of t [...]
This boy will be famous There won t be a child in our world who doesn t know his name Everyone grew up with Harry Potter They read all the books when they were young and watched all the films They would re watch and re read them They would fall in love with the Wizarding World and would completely adore Harry, Ron, and Hermione They would talk about them non stop, about Hogwarts, about its teachings, about them wanting to become students there and pretending they are, about joining the HP fandom [...]
Re Read 2017MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListI M GOING TO ADD MY BIG OLE SPOILER THING FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN T READ THESE BOOKS YET I M ALSO GOING TO ADD A FEW PICTURES THAT ARE IN THE BOOK SO YOU CAN SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS AND RUN OUT AND BUY IT, IF YOU HAVEN T ALREADY LET US BEGIN Poor Harry s parents were killed by VOLDEMORT Yep, I said it So Dumbledore the head honcho and the gang decide to leave Harry with his mother s sister, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon and their brat of a son, Dudle [...]
Yes, I ve been living under a rock.
Here are three reasons why Harry Potter rocks my socks 1.A Better WorldOne of the main reasons Harry Potter is so wonderful is because Rowling shows you a boring world it is the world of reality, dry, boring and ordinary Then under it she reveals fantasy she reveals everything a reader longs for she reveals pure escapism I still want to go to Hogwarts I always will 2 We re all a bit like HarryOkay so not many of us are orphans, and not many of us are practically abused in their own homes, but a [...]
There are some things you can t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve foot mountain troll is one of them Harry Potter is the most amazing series that I have ever read in my whole life, and it probably forever will be I will never love any books as much as I love these I don t think I have to tell you guys about how good this book is because most of you have already read it anyway.I haven t written a review so far because I just did not feel the need to put this obv [...]
One of my first jobs was at a bookstore When I was a kid my Mom would take me to the mall and I would spend tons of time hanging out at Waldenbooks who here remembers Waldenbooks Right when I became legally old enough to work, I went in and submitted my application and a few weeks later I was selling literature to the masses.Why do I tell you this story on this review, you ask Well, at the time, young adult teen literature consisted mainly of RL Stein, Christopher Pike, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blum [...]
This doesn t really need a review, does it This series is brilliant and it will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong Yes.Taking arms against Harry Potter, at this moment, is to emulate Hamlet taking arms against a sea of troubles By opposing the sea, you won t end it The Harry Potter epiphenomenon will go on, doubtless for some time, as J R R Tolkien did, and then wane.The official newspaper of our dominant counter culture, The New York Times, has been startled by the Potter books into establishing a new policy for its not very literate book review Rather than crowd out the [...]
I read this book a couple of years ago and, for some unknown reason, never continued on It was just as wonderfully magical as I remembered, a breath of fresh air during what is usually a stressful time of year for me I have yet to find a story that feels so pure and childlike that appeals to such a broad range of people There s something for everyone here whether you are 10 or 100, Hogwarts is a place you can escape to and enjoy hearty adventures that you won t find elsewhere I truly love all of [...]
As wonderful and magical as promised Because I didn t remember the movie, the third act of the book was a delightful surprise to me.I wish I d had this book when I was a kid, because the idea that someone could be special without knowing it, and then get to visit a special world where the things that made him different were the same things that made him awesome would have been really inspiring to me.Anne s finishing this, too, and I have to wait for her before I start in on the second book HURRY [...]
I m putting aside precious reading time to try and formulate a review for y all so you should be grateful and not attack me for my rating So clearly, I had a very very sad childhood since I had not read Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or any other of those must read or else you never experienced happiness as a child kind of books But I was actually a pretty happy kid Go figure Harry Potter 1 was a GOOD book It was fascinating, it was adventurous, it was different, and it was also average.Now, I don [...]
Re read again, this time it was the illustrated edition