Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (BOOK 1) Author: J.K. Rowling
Age range: 4th-6th grade AR: 5.5 Lexile: 880
As many of you may know, Harry Potter is one of the most popular book series in the
entire world-not only that but 8 movies, 7 books, and many other books not in the official series (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tales of Beedle and the Bard, and a lot more). Some of you who have read the series may have been to Universal Studios to see Harry Potter World. If you ever go, their frozen butter beer (non alcoholic) is amazing, it tastes like a root beer float with creamed vanilla on top!
Well, on that note, let’s get down to business!
Harry Potter is a total underdog that gets tormented by the Dursleys, his adoptive family. He has messy hair, dorky glasses taped together with duct tape, and lives in a cupboard under the stairs. The only thing Harry likes about himself is a lightning scar on his forehead.
But when a large man comes rumbling on their door, telling the Dursleys that Harry is a wizard, soon his entire life is turned around and he attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He tackles classes, Quidditch, battles, and meets a couple of friends along the way, too.
This book is one of my all time favorites: highly recommended!
Thoughts (for when you’re done reading, contains spoilers)
This, I have to say is one of the best books I have ever read. With J.K. Rowling’s imaginative spirit, Hogwarts, and the overall charm of the book it is simply fantastic!
My favorite character was Ron. Some prefer Harry or Hermione, but I am a Ron fan through and through. My reasons?
- Ron always appreciated what he had, even if he didn’t have a lot. While other children bring in nice toads, owls, and cats Ron comes in with a rat. But he still acknowledged what he had.
- He’s funny. Ron always makes his friends happy and lightens the mood when people are down. Of course, all characters have their moments, but he is by far the very best!
- Ron is very strategic and clever. Ok, maybe not Hermione clever, but how many people do you know are skilled chess masters? Ok. How many of those people are skilled chess masters at age 11? Ron also took great leadership in deciding who should take which piece, and he made sure Harry stayed alive so he could move on. Now that’s what you call a good friend.
- His sacrifice. It takes a lot of gut to stand their while a giant rock of stone comes crashing at you. What he did made Harry and Hermione be able to survive and move on. If it wasn’t for Ron’s sacrifice, Harry might have died, making it possible for Voldemort to conquer the wizarding world once again.
- He’s loyal. Even though he was scared to face Fluffy, he still did it for Harry and Hermione. Ron also stuck with Harry during the train ride at Hogwarts Express. He always comes to Harry’s Quidditch matches, the list could go on and on.
But at the same time, you have to give Hermione credit. Without her rationality academic strength, Ron and Harry may never had made it through. But obviously, we can’t forget the Famous And Truly Wonderful Harry Potter. Or “our new celebrity” for short.
My favorite part was when Harry defeated Voldemort/Professor Quirrel in the end. Harry’s (and Ron’s) acts of bravery really made this book come together.
Thank you, and please tell me your favorite part and character down in the comments section. If you want more great book reviews, look at some of my other posts or suggest some in the comments section! Also, please comment on which house you are in. (I am in Gryffindor)
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