Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives 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.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: 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.

Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative 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.

Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0439554934
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews

  • Lora
    Aug 20, 2015

    I'm going to keep this brief since there isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. *clears throat*I think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn't imagine myse...

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Jan 02, 2014

    Rereading for the 3rd time for the group read.Once upon a time, there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn't get along with people very well. She wasn't an outcast in school, and all the bullying an...

  • Shep
    Dec 06, 2012

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  • Voldemort
    Aug 14, 2013

    This is a disgrace to all pure bloods. My head looked quite dashing on that strange professor's head.. If only I could have extended my stay. Harry Potter.. This is not over yet....

  • Sasha Alsberg
    Oct 23, 2015

    Why the heck did I not read Harry Potter before now...its flipping magical (literally)!...

  • ?
    May 08, 2016

    My original review was a comparison of sorts between Harry Potter and Twilight. However, this is stupid as the two are incomparable. Honestly, its not even worth discussing. Its not just that Twilight...

  • Zo
    Sep 17, 2016

    Update September 2016: Currently rereading this series again! (I need to sort out my priorities.)I will never ever rate this lower than 5 stars. BEAUTIFUL. ...

  • Navessa
    Feb 21, 2016

    There are no words to do this book justice. ...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Dec 16, 2015

    Review for Illustrated EditionPerfect. Duh. Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouOH LORDY. Every time I read this book it brings back so many memories, and also gets me excited to read ...

  • Etnik
    Oct 07, 2016

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About J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

See also: Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch