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Monday, May 7, 2012
Name: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy
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Harry hates living with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and their spoiled-rotten son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet beneath the stairs, and the entire family treats him with disdain. What's more, Harry keeps getting into trouble for making strange things happen - things he seems to have no control over. But then Harry discovers the truth about himself when a determined messenger delivers an enlightening message. It turns out that Harry's mother was a witch, his father a wizard. And not only is Harry also a wizard, he's a famous one! His survival of the attack by the evil wizard who killed his parents has marked him as a legendary hero - as has the lightning-bolt-shaped scar on his forehead.

Soon Harry finds himself attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he receives training in some magic basics, masters riding a broomstick, and discovers his incredible talent for a game called Quidditch, which is played in the air on flying brooms. And for the first time in his life, Harry has friends who care about him: his fellow students Hermione and Ron and a giant named Hagrid. But all is not rosy when Harry discovers his true destiny and finds he must once again face the evil one who killed his parents. His survival will depend upon the help of his newfound friends, as well as his own wit and powers.(goodreads)


REVIEW: 
The first book of the Harry potter series. In here harry's journey to killing voldemort starts. I really like this book, i liked reading about harry getting the hang of being a wizard and of his self esteem increasing as he saw everyone knew his name! I was so glad he got rid of teh dursleys though! they are the worst! i loved it when he got his wand from ollivanders and the whole the wand chooses the wizard thing. I also enjoyed him playing quidditch and finally meeting voldemort. A good book, and the start of a long adventure!


The Good: The story is too awesome to not keep reading!

The Bad: Its Harry Potter.....whats bad about it??? 

Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3.Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher_s_Stone

This book is
#9 in my Speculative Fiction Challenge
#6 in my Eclectic Challenge 
#51 in my 150+ Reading Challenge 
#15 in my Witches and Witchcraft Challenge 
#1 in my Harry Potter Challenge

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