Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: A Review by Eze Diamant

HarryPotterStoneCoverHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling is a fantasy and adventure book set in relatively modern era England. It’s about a boy who was orphaned by a mass murderer and nearly killed alongside his parents, but by some miracle Harry survived. He was brought up by a family who hated him, while there was a whole other parallel society unbeknownst to him – the wizarding world. He learns that in the wizarding world he is a legend. However, he knows nothing about wizardry himself.

He starts to go to a private wizarding school called Hogwarts, where he meets his two best friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. They end up in all kinds of mischief, and Harry makes enemies and friends alike, both professors and students. Towards the end of the book, there are many plot twists that will leave you turning pages until you reach the end, wanting to read even more about this fantastic magical wonder boy!

I loved Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because of all the lengths Harry takes to pursue his passions and dreams to be chivalrous and to act nobly, which sends out a good message of ‘give out goodness and it will bounce back to you’. An example of this is early in the book when he allows Ron to enter his train car. He had no obligation to let Ron in, yet he did, and not only that. When the food trolley comes to their compartment, Harry quickly realizes Ron is financially challenged and buys a ton of sweets to share with him, and they quickly became friends and stay that way for a long while. I would definitely recommend Harry Potter to someone because it is an excellent tale of fantasy and adventure, which is about magically-talented teenagers trying to save themselves and their community.


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