Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling book reviewRSS Feeds. Harry Potter is an orphan boy who has lived with his aunt, uncle and cousin, the Dursleys, since he was a baby. He was left on their doorstep after the death of his parents, and the Dursleys have begrudgingly taken care of him ever since, but have not been very kind. Harry has longed in his heart for more, but never in his wildest dreams did her imagine what was about to happen. On his 11th birthday, Harry receives a letter informing him of his acceptance at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Dursleys had lied to Harry all his life, so he had no idea that his parents were wizards and so is he.
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Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
I'm reading for the first time this book to my daughter 6 years old , but for me 37 years old it's the third time I read "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone". Everyone should read this book, if only to realize why the phenomenon "Harry Potter" has spread. With an essential and enjoyable style, J. Rowling catapults the reader into a fantasy world, populated by wizards and flying broomsticks, unicorns and talking. Rowling catapults the reader into a fantasy world, populated by wizards and flying broomsticks, unicorns and talking hats. A world where even the most complicated topics, such as the death, are treated with delicate gentleness. Mentre leggo per la prima volta a mia figlia 6 anni questo volume, personalmente 37 anni sono alla terza rilettura di "Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale".
I must be one of the few people in the Western world who had never read any of the Harry Potter books. So how did I come to read Harry Potter? But I have been feeling creatively stuck, and I needed a break from the classics, romantic fiction, murder mysteries and other such works of fiction. He has just lost his parents, who were killed by Voldemort, an evil and wicked wizard that is feared by many. Although an infant, he gains the reputation for being special, since no one has ever survived an attack by Voldemort.
The books are read and enjoyed by children and adults alike and have also been made into hugely popular films. Do the Harry Potter books live up to the hype? You usually need to read a Terry Pratchett novel to ensure constant laughter throughout but Rowling has managed to infuse this book with a lovely wit and charm that will both amuse and delight adults and children. Dudley looked a lot like Uncle Vernon. He had a large, pink face, not much neck, small, watery blue eyes and thick, blond hair that lay smoothly on his thick, fat head. Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel — Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig.
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My favourite series and possible favourite book of all time are the Harry Potter series by J. Before I write this review can I just say that I'm not a fantasy reader. The first book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The story starts with Number 4 Privet Drive about a boy called Harry Potter who lives in the cupboard under the stairs of a house owned by Mr and Mrs Dursley with their overly spoiled son called Dudley. In the fist quarter of the book it shows how Harry begins to receive letters which are addressed to him, in his cupboard and at the top of the letter a crest show the letters S,G,R AND H embellished with a snake, a griffin, an eagle and a badger. Even though this alone sounds mysterious Mr and Mrs Dursley don't allow him to read the letters and will go to any length to stop him.