We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Friday, 4 June 2010

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, is written so vividly that you can actually see the words on the page in your mind's eye as though you were watching the movie.

Harry learns that he is a wizard and has been trapped in the world of muggles by his aunt and uncle who despise him. The adventure starts when Harry gets a letter telling him that he is to start at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A whole new world opens up to Harry - with both good and bad things.

Harry learns that his parents did not die in a car crash, but that Lord Voldemort - he who must not be named- killed them and wanted to kill Harry too. Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione, learn that someone has attempted to steal something from Gringott's and that it is linked to Nicholas Flamel. In trying to go after the person who wants to steal the Philosopher's Stone, Harry encounters his enemy Voldemort and beats him, but unfortunately Voldemort does not die, but Harry manages to protect the Philosopher's Stone from him. Quite an adventure which has to be read!!!

A brilliant first novel by J.K. Rowling, which is so well written that it leaves nothing to be desired.

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