Monday, February 27, 2012

Emiline's Review of Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(Harry Potter #1)
Book by J. K. Rowling
Book Report by Emiline
Age Range: 6-99

     I love the Harry Potter movies, but this is the first time I've picked up one of J. K. Rowling's books.  I love J. K. Rowling's books so much!  I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of them!

     Harry Potter's life with the Dursley's has been complete torture.  He is forced to live in a cupboard underneath the stairs, but that all changes when Harry receives a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  The letter says Harry is a wizard.  The Dursleys don't like the sound of that, so they run away from the letters--all the way to an island where Harry meets Hagrid.  Hagrid is a giant, and also the Hogwarts game keeper, sent to Harry to take him to Hogwarts   Hagrid takes Harry to get his school supplies even though the Dursleys disapprove of him going to Hogwarts.
    In case you didn't know, Harry also finds out he is the most famous wizard of all time because he defeated the Dark Lord, Voldermort, when he was a baby.
    If you didn't read the book (which I doubt you haven't, it's so famous ), you wouldn't  know that Harry meets other budding wizards, Ron  Weasley and Hermione Granger (with whom he does most of his detective work at  Hogwarts).  Together they try to find out the mystery of the Sorcerer's Stone.
     This is a fabulous and famous book.  J.K. Rowling created a whole new world full of fun and wizardry.  (I hope she writes an eighth book.)  I liked that Harry, Ron and Hermione went through trials that you wouldn't go through in everyday life.  Those trials cause them to stick together and become better, more-fantastical, friends.  I hope that I don't have to face the same kind of trials as Harry but I do hope day I make friends as good as Ron and Hermione; and I also hope you enjoy J.K. Rowling's book.

I borrowed these books from Marsh, who borrowed them from my Mom, who borrowed them from my Dad.  You can find the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling at your school or local library, or you can by them at your favorite Indie Bookstore.

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  1. This is my favorite series OF ALL TIME. Can't wait to talk with you about it! -Diane C.

    1. Ms. Diane,
      I just finished reading The Goblet of Fire! I think this is my favorite series too. I hope one day you can get J. K. Rowling to Little Shop. Thank you for leaving a comment. We will talk soon.
      <3 Emiline

  2. Great report, Emiline. It sounds like Harry Potter managed to suck you
    in as easily as it did me. I'm really happy you enjoyed it so much!
    I'd love to know what you think about the whole series once you've
    finished. :)

    Love, Marisa.