Book Review of
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
So this was the first time that I have ever read Harry Potter. I was a little disappointed in it after so many people have raved about it to me. Yes, I understand why so many people love it. There was a great plot and many meaningful characters that you wanted to either cheer on as a reader or hate. But to me, I felt like the writing could have been better. I understand that it is a children’s book, which is why the writing it simpler, but makes me wonder why so many adults still love it.
I think I get the emotional love if it was the book that became the book that made you love reading. I have that connection to the Boxcar Children. I think that it is a good kids book. I understand why kids like it. When I was a kid, I always loved books that had characters that reminded me of me. I think that you if you didn’t read Harry Potter as a kid though, they aren’t really worth reading unless it is with your kids. I know many people will disagree with me on this one though…