Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Pages: 222 (but i do know there are ones with more, which have bigger writing)

My rating: 8/5

Release Date: 26th June 1997

Series: the first book in The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Issue: paperback, brought

My Thoughts:


I really don’t see how my family, who have all read this series, weren’t hitting me over the head with these books and telling me to hurry up and read the heck out of them. Honestly, you think you could trust your family will making sure you read all the good books on this earth. But no, they didn’t put any effort into making me read this book.

well apart from my sisters who every time i watched the movies said ‘you should read the books’, ‘Oh look, you got a griffindor shirt, you haven’t even read the books’, ‘you say you like reading but you haven’t read Harry Potter yet’ and also the ongoing fight between which is best Harry Potter or Throne of Glass. The argument which will probably never be settled, well not until i have finished this series seeing my sisters don’t seem all to eager to read ToG no matter how often i speak about it.

but, back onto my thoughts of this book.

Holy cow it was great. 8/5 stars if that’s allowed, and yes it’s allowed cause i just made it possible.

book2I now understand why my sister said there were some scenes she wanted in the movie that weren’t in the book. Like the scene where Hermione uses logic to solve the seven cup task to figure out what one didn’t contain poison and would let Harry continue on.

So within the 24 hours it took me to read this book i was very interested. This book has no boring parts, none. I wasn’t bored once not even for a paragraph. I couldn’t put it down. But there was a need for sleep so i sort of had to. But if i didn’t need to sleep then i wouldn’t have and it would have been done in a day.

Everything was so good. The movies are pretty close to it (well except Harry had green eyes and a few other character looks) but they did leave out a few little scenes and swapped little bits. But both are fantastic, i have watched the movie many many times (my sister has a thing for repeatedly watching HP and twilight movies) and i will read this book many many times.

This book has offically recieved the title of ‘One of My Favourites’ if you look at my goodreads account you will see it is now sitting on my favourites shelf with a 5 star rating and a little review.

what did you think of this book? was there anythings you wanted the movies to included but didn’t?

See ya next time Reader Fans,

want a different review on this book? head over to my goodreads where there is another review by me

goodreads description:

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.


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