Today we will talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone reviews, ratings, and quotes. It was written by British author J.K. Rowling and originally published in 1997. It is the first book of the Harry Potter series – Followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and 5 more. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy novel and the debut of J.K. Rowling.
Alright, I am going to share a story with you or rather an experience. I’ve got the complete Harry Potter series back in 2017 and I’ve watched all of its movie parts. I used to say: “Who would read a book when he already watched the movie?”. So, I put the whole series aside, okay, in the kitchen cabinet I mean. Relax! It was back in 2017 and I wasn’t a born reader either. By the time, I started reading books and joined the bookstagram community I now know the reason for the hype of reading the Harry Potter series.
I’ve been hearing, reading, a lot like seriously a lot of good things about the Harry Potter series but I was procrastinating on purpose. I am a sloth as you all know. Since I had watched all of the movie parts, I was just saying that books wouldn’t be any different. I was wrong.
This year, I decided to go for it. I said to myself “Enough, it’s time to read the Harry Potter series”. So, I made a decision that I’ll read this complete series in 2021. Hold on! It’s not a new year’s resolution. I want to read that’s why I am reading, if the series wouldn’t be any different than the movie I will simply give up and won’t waste my precious time.
Now, I finished reading the first part of the Harry Potter series – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I finished this book within a week and I must admit it convinced me to write a brief review on it, here on my website.
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE – REVIEW
Honestly, this book is full of fantasy, joy, and humor. I mean it would take you to a different world, yeah you heard me right, and that world is “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. So the story begins with Harry Potter living his worst, unbearable, miserable life with his aunt, uncle, and their ridiculously awful son (he’s the same age as Harry).
Harry’s parents were dead in an accident and because of that Harry is widely famous among the Wizards in their world yet Harry doesn’t know anything. Harry doesn’t even know who his parents were, how were they look like, and where does he belong. In that accident Harry Potter (an infant) defeated the power of the Dark Arts – he defeated the worst of the evils the Lord Voldemort. That accident took Harry Potter’s parents’ lives yet Harry was saved untouched apart from that lightning scar on his forehead.
Harry was entrusted to his cruel relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But Harry’s life was about to change when he turned 11. He received 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.
At first, Harry struggled at understanding the magical concepts, magical powers – by the time he was comfortable and finally started to feel like a normal kid. He was famous because of his scar, also it was a mystery how he defeated the Dark Arts at such a young age. At Hogwarts, they called him the boy who loved: 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.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative, creative 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.
This book is remarkably astonishing, breathtaking, and marvelous. I would definitely recommend it to my readers. Now I know the reason for the hype, I know why it’s such a big masterpiece.
Highly recommended – 5/5 (my ratings)
Goodreads ratings: 4.48/5
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“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 and the Philosopher’s Stone
“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
I’ll surely post about famous Dumbledore’s quotes. So, stay tuned for that. And that’s all for today. Have a happy day ahead! 🙂