Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
January 26th 1997
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.
Harry Potter is one of those book series that everyone was hyped up about when it came out, me however went straight to the movies and never looked back. However, when your 3-year-old asks you to read Harry Potter you read Harry Potter.
I have to admit I feel like kicking myself. This book is amazing and what’s even better my child loved it. He loves it that much he keeps demanding that we read it again.
The book thrusts an unknowing wizard into a world full of magic and secrets and learning who he is and about his past. But it’s so much more then that it’s all about family, and friendship and accepting that your destined for bigger things.
J.K. Rowling is a talented writer that brings magic to life.
This book is a brilliant start to the series and I can’t wait to read the next one.