Book Review - Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter, #1
First published on June 26, 1997 by Scholastic Inc
 Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 309
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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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.


I’ve watched all the movies of this series and know a little about it because I had the privilege to have a die-hard Potter fan classmate when I was still in College, haha. I can’t really relate to her at that time because I haven’t read the book yet. I’m not really a fan of reading long series before so I didn’t try reading Harry Potter and just did it now. And I have to say, I can finally relate about this series’ popularity. One challenge also is whether this story would be able to get my attention even after watching the movie but to my surprise it got my full attention as early as its first chapter, isn’t that just amazing?!

The first thing I noticed when I started reading this book is that it’s so very easy to read. The words used and the tone of the story is so relaxing that I can’t help but admire the author even more. I don’t think I’ll be making this review a long one ‘coz I know a lot of people even those who haven’t read the book yet already know how amazing this story is.

This might get me into a little trouble with those die-hard Potter fans, but I want to be honest so I’ll say it haha. I was really hesitant at first to accept that Harry Potter is a great book. Even after watching the film, I know the producers just added something to it to make it more desirable for its viewers and it’s not in the book. But dang! I totally understand why most of its readers say it’s the best book they ever read. Even if I am still in book one, I can clearly picture out why. I really don’t know how to explain it, so if you haven’t read the book yet, I really recommend you read it now!

Deym! I can’t believe I’ve been this coward considering I’ve finished A Song of Ice and Fire series by JRRM that is almost a thousand pages per book. But I’m still happy that I am finally able to start reading it and is planning to finish it before Christmas, yay!

I think it would be rude of me to comment about J.K. Rowling for obviously, she’s one of the great authors out there. But luckily, I don’t have any complaints with her or with this story. I guess my 5-star rating would be the evidence. Also, I think it’s the first time or maybe the second time that I was able to give a perfect 5-star rating to a first book of a series because normally I tend to have a reservation and ended up omitting the remaining 1 star. And for the record, I’m still getting a hang with fantasy, but reading this book, I think I am finally adjusting?! Yay!

The words used, the characters, the way the scenes are weaved and the story’s plot, I couldn’t be more happy. This story indeed is a great read and I can’t wait to read the second book!

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7 years ago

I adore this series and am so glad you are reading and loving it!

7 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

Yep, me too. I can’t believe how good this is and I didn’t noticed I’m on the fourth book, yay!

Lily B
7 years ago

oh this was such a good series growing up, probably what started my love for books

7 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

Wow, that’s great to hear Lily 🙂

7 years ago

This takes me back 🙂 I should re-read the series!

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

This is really worth it. Now I know what’s the fuss is all about hehe

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Oh yay! Glad you loved it, Vanessa. I am always worried that I won’t like the book that everyone else likes. These are so easy to read and they don’t feel that long when you’re reading them. Hope you go on to read the other books in the series, too.

7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

That’s what I feel too. But this book is just so great. Actually, I’m on the fourth book now, hehe

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