Book Reviews of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Bk 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Bk 1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Bk 1
Author: J. K. Rowling
ISBN-13: 9780439362139
ISBN-10: 043936213X
Publication Date: 11/1/2001
Pages: 400
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 666 ratings
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent! Adults and children alike will be enchanted by Harry and his friends as they begin their adventures at Hogwarts. This is the book that started it all. Funny and full of action and mystery, you won't want to miss this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
At this point, it's no shock to read a positive review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It is the beginning of the story that has won over the hearts of the world. After reading the book, it's no wonder it has been so popular. The characters are charming in just the right ways. As it was written for children, the language isn't complex which combined with the captivating story creates a quick and satisfying read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book One of an incredible series. This book will draw you into the Wizarding World and you won't want to come back out. Fabulous plot and brilliant characters. Harry Potter will teach you more than you would be able to imagine.
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Helpful Score: 1
As popular as the Bible, but with less characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In the nonmagic human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities, and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoiled, piglike cousin Dudley.

A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins.
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Not to be missed!
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A tale for all ages. The introductory book into the fascinating world of Harry Potter as he comes of age and begins his journey toward his destiny.
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I love all the Harry Potter books. I am posting the first one because I have the hard back as well. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is still one of my favorites. It's a very good introduction book and will introduce you to a lot of the main characters.
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Love this one! Great for young and old.
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One of my favorite books! An excellent read!
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not too bad. a fun read.
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Great Book!!! Excellent reading! Modern day classic!
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J.K. Rowling is absolutely amazing! All of the Harry Potter books are pure poetry.
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Creative, fresh, and something not a rehash of someone else's work. That makes this children's story worth reading from the get go. Read it aloud with your children. The memories will last a lifetime!
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excellent
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My son said he really enjoyed reading this.
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J.K. Rowling's modern classic about magic, destiny, and friendship begins in Book One of the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The book follows young Harry Potter, an orphan left in the care of his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia in dreary suburban England. Then, on his eleventh birthday, his life changes forever when he is visited by the mysterious half-giant Hagrid with an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is thrilled to discover that he is a wizard, but the strange and wonderful new world into which he is plunged is not without its dark side.
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Easy reading into the world of imagination
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A fantastic read for all ages.
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Absolutely love all the Harry Potter books. Can't wait for the last one to come out.
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I really liked this book!
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While not my favorite Harry Potter book, I still found it very enjoyable. If you have never read a Harry Potter book, you should seriously consider giving them a whirl. Very wonderful and imaginative series.
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I'm 25 and just getting into the Harry Potter series. MUCH MUCH better than the movies and if you liked the movie, you'll love the book. The only reason I'm getting rid of this one is I've gotten the series in hardback. :-) Try it, you'll be hooked!
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Wonderful book, unable to put it down.
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Delightful tale about a young wizard going through hardships and finally realizing his "wizardness". My grandchildren and I enjoyed reading this book and talking about it. Fun!
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A fun read, even for adults!
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The first of a great series. Not just for kids, and MUCH better than the movies. We love going back to the first book and finding all the clues that have become clear with the newer books. Love it!
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Fabulous!
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This was one of my favorite books in the series, surpassed for me only by the Prisoner of Azkban. This is where it all begins for our young hero. Harry's limited and often desperate life under the stairs at Privett Drive opens up to the endless possibilities of magic, love, and friendship at Hogwarts.
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Need I even write a review? I loved it of course! I am currently in the process of reading all of the books. I am on number 3. Happy reading to all!
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I just love this story! I love to read this this book almost as much as I love to watch the movie.
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Wonderful fantasy, hte first in the Harry Potter Series. Meet Harry and his friends and enemies in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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What can I say ? Expelliarmus !
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If you have not been hooked into the HP series yet, now is the time! This is the amazing start to this compelling series.
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The first in the 7 book series from J.K. Rowling, about a boy named Harry Potter.
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very enjoyable
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loved it
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This is such a fun read and funny too. I laughed out loud in several places!
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This has to be my favorite in the Harry Potter series to date. My husband Don started reading it and then he got me hooked! I am just WILD about HARRY!!
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Get a start on the Harry Potter journey!
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What can you say about Harry Potter?? It's fantasy and creativity at its best. Great story, don't miss it!
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I read this book in my Junior year of high school. I remember how i use to say harry potter was stupid and for little children. But after my mom forced me to watch the movie, I ended up borrowing this book from a friend. I was not displeased with the storyline, and it left me intrigued. This book made me a Harry Potter fanatic. Although it's not my favorite in the series.
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A great book!!
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This is the book that started it all.....
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Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Every time I read a Harry Potter book, my mind is full of the images and storyline for days - it's a little hard to return to the real world.
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We all know this one, don't we?
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Read in under 24hours. Fantastic. Just ordered the 2nd.
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Ex library book...well loved.