So going back to reading the series was a decision I made very quickly. Reading the series Harry Potter is not a hard thing to do and I got in the mood after I finished the series of Percy Jackson. It was similar to Harry Potter in some aspects and got me in the mood. Also magic is just plain cool to read about and Harry Potter is one of those books that feels like comfort food. I can devour it at any time and for many times over.
When the series first came out I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure what the big deal was about. Honestly it seemed strange that I didn’t pick up the book sooner but the first time I read the book was when I was a junior in high school. I guess I wasn’t into books as much back in middle school, but when I opened up that book for the first time and read the first page I was drawn into the story, the dialogue and scenes. I found right there on that very first book of Harry Potter that J.K. Rowling is an amazing writer. She took a seemingly normal boy into the world of magic, magic that he was born into. It has been a brillant world that was created and still is going strong as the books came out and movies came forward.
I think the count of reading the books have been five times and honestly I have loved each time that I have read the books. You learn or remember something different each time. Some small little detail that you now know why it was put into that scene.
The first book of the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone.
The Plot of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone:
“Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, 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 a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…even if Harry can survive the encounter.”
The book blew my mind the first time I read it and every time I picked up the book. J K Rowling is an amazing writer. The character Harry Potter is a refreshing character that many children will enjoy reading and probably relate with in someway or another.
So now why is this book so amazing?
Do you have to ask? First of all the detail is fantastic. I couldn’t believe how quickly I was riveted by the first page of the book. I was swept into this new world with these rude annoying family. I was immediately intrigued to continue with the book and before I knew it I was pulled into the scene where a woman changed her cat form into a women and a man with a long beard made the lights disappear. I knew that this was going to be amazing. And for the fifth time it still is amazing.
I love how the character of Harry Potter is introduced. He is an ordinary boy but with extordinary powers which are lying dormant in Harry, at times making themselves known. And I actually love the idea of Harry living in a normal lifestyle. Magic is new to him and a discovery.
Other than Harry and his friends I love the character Neville. He is an understated character but will get to be more known as the book goes along. You can’t help but love him.
On a side note I did see the movie before the book but I have to say they were both amazing. The book better for the amount of detail but you can’t have everything.
The book is entertaining, enjoyable, interesting, mesmerizing, adventurous, mysterious and just plain fantastic. J K Rowling gives us Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is truly a stepping stone for this amazing well written series which can be read over and over (which I have and continue to do).
So if you haven’t read the book read it, then get the series and enjoy.