Thursday, August 9, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
309 pages

This is the first book in the Harry Potter series.  Harry's parents were killed by "You-Know-Who" when he was just a baby.  "You-Know-Who" also tried to kill Harry, but failed and disappeared.  Harry is a celebrity in the wizarding world, but he is unaware of this.  He doesn't even know that he's a wizard because he's spent the last ten years living with his unmagical relatives who have been hiding this knowledge from him.  However, Harry is now 11 years old, and it is time for him to go to Hogwarts, the school for wizards.  He is suddenly thrust into the wizarding world and learns about his family and his past.  He also faces many challenges as he "You-Know-Who" takes steps to gain power once more.

I've read this one before, so there weren't many surprises.  However, I did catch some foreshadowing I'd never caught how Harry's father's wand was good for transfiguration.  Overall, it's an okay read, but it's not my favorite in the series.

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