Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
My parents recently gave me all the Harry Potter books so I decided to reread them. It’s been quite a while since I read them so I started (where most people start) at the beginning.
This book is mostly about Harry Potter learning that’s he’s a wizard and getting acquainted with Hogwarts. There is also a plot all about the sorcerer’s stone but that is almost secondary in this book. I always liked this book because of how much the Dursleys (the people Harry are raised with) are present in it. I know we are supposed to hate them but part of me is very fascinated by them.
As you may (or may not) know, the Harry Potter books end up rather long. However the first one could almost be described as short. Although it did kind of take me a while to get into it (most likely because I already knew what to expect) I did enjoy it. However, the brevity of this book made me realize that we really don’t know much about Ron at all. Like, the only important things about him are that he has lots of siblings and plays chess. He hardly does anything and in this book actually seems like a fairly flat character which was quite a surprise to me.
I don’t think there’s much else for me to say about this book. At this point most people know the premise anyway but it’s nice to actually read what the words are and not what you think the book is about if that makes sense.
If you haven’t yet, pick this up and give it a shot. If you like ya fantasy and adventure that is.
#18 of 2018