Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter. A series consisting of seven books everyone of you has already heard of at least once in your life. The review you will be reading now is about the first novel: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone…

I already read all the books once, but only in German. However, I convinced myself to start reading them in the original language and after finishing the first one I was amazed, that in English the book is even better!

The main character in this book is called Harry Potter. A boy whose wizard parents were killed by the darkest and most dangerous of them all: Voldemort. After the loss of his parents, baby Harry was given to the Dursleys, is relatives, where his real identity was held a secret. Until one day Hagrid (a half-giant wizard) came and dragged him out of his miserable life and told him everything. In addition to that Harry is sent to Hogwarts, a school for wizards, where he will get in a lot of trouble (very often), get to now lots of people, including his two best friends and get to learn everything about the wizard world. Long story in short: read the book.

I can only recommend this amazing masterpiece by J.K. Rowling. It is very well written and never ever short on surprises. Though I have already read it once it was compelling all the time. I especially liked the scene where Harry is told by Hagrid that he is a wizard. That was definitely a plot changing moment. There was to be honest not a single thing I didn’t like in the whole book! I t is just amazing and fantastic. Furthermore, I can assure you, that you will not regret it if you read or re-read the book.

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