Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Publisher: Valley View :, Pottermore,, 2012
ISBN: 9781781100073
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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VIRLFavouriteBooks Oct 19, 2010

The first book is fantastic. Rowling has a wonderful ability to create words. She even creates a sport for wizards and witches to play on their brooms.

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Feb 04, 2020

Picked this up from “Banned -Blind Date With a Book”. I have read before, but reread and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. It is my favourite book of the series. Young or old this book is great....READ Banned books!

Dec 16, 2019

This is a wonderful book no matter what age you are!

Dec 13, 2019

The Harry Potter series is a good series.it just pulls you into the book. I loved it so much I got to last page of deathly hallows 2 or 3 months after I started this book.

Dec 11, 2019

The movie is AWESOME though, I am in love!!

Nov 22, 2019

This book was interesting to read. I really enjoyed the book. I can't believe that Quirrell was trying to get the stone instead of Snape. Really, Voldemort was behind this, as Voldemort took control of Quirrell's body. The Dursleys should have told Harry the truth about how his parents died!

Nov 14, 2019

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!! Recommended for all ages🤩

Sep 07, 2019


Sep 06, 2019

Just. Stinkin'. Incredible. First of all, lemme just say that JK Rowling is a genius. Trillions of people have read the books and series (such as I, Cam.) The way that Rowling thought out every character, every place, every single detail, to me, is impossibly impressive.

Jul 21, 2019

The book that started an amazing series! (Ur a wizard Harry)

Jul 18, 2019

Had I read Harry Potter as a kid I would have certainly been enthralled with it. Unfortunately, reading it for the first time as an adult left me feeling like I missed the ideal years for reading it. Still, it's a fun story with a variety of likable and funny characters, and certainly enough magic to go around.

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May 17, 2019

" 'Don't play,' said Hermione at once.
'Say you're ill,' said Ron.
'Pretend to break your leg,' Hermione suggested.
'REALLY break your leg,' said Ron."

May 16, 2019

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

Oct 03, 2018

Harry: What's this?
Petunia: Your new school uniform.
Harry: Oh. I didn't realize it had to be so wet.

Aug 25, 2018

"I'm going to bed, before either of you think up another clever idea to get us killed. Or worse, EXPELLED."
-Hermione Granger

Aug 25, 2018


Jul 29, 2018

"You should start standing up to people, Neville"
-Ron Weasley
"How? I can barely stand at all! "-Neville Longbottom

Jul 16, 2018

"It's Levi-O-sa, not Levios-A." - Hermione Granger

Jul 16, 2018

"Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's Levi-O-sa, not Levios-A." - Hermione Granger.

Jul 13, 2018

"I was unfortunate enough to come across a vomit-flavored one, and I'm afraid I've lost my taste for them."
-Albus Dumbledore

"Alas! Earwax!"
-Albus Dumbledore

Give it here Malfoy or I'll knock you off your broom!
-Harry Potter

It's LeviOsa, not LevioSA!
-Hermione Granger, of course!

Jun 30, 2018

Funny Albus Dumbledore Quotes
-What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
...To Harry Potter at the end of the book

-I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat.
...To Harry Potter in the hospital wing

-Aw... music! A magic beyond anything we teach here!
... I honestly don't remember anything about the quote except the quote!

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Mar 21, 2019

Harry Potter never seemed to fit in anywhere. As an orphan who lived with his cousin, aunt, and uncle, he didn’t even really have a family. He had nothing, that is, until someone showed him a world of magic, literally. On a dark and stormy night, on the floor of a hut in the middle of the ocean, Harry Potter heard a strange creaking at the door. It was early in the morning on his eleventh birthday and his aunt and uncle had taken him off the map, made him untrackable by those trying to contact him. Still, Hagrid, the headmaster of Hogwarts’ trusted friend, arrived and took Harry away to where he belonged as a wizard, the wizarding world.

A month later, Harry was on the train to Hogwarts, then he was at Hogwarts, and before he knew it, Christmas had arrived. By then, Harry and his best friends, Hermione and Ron, were searching for the identity of the mysterious Nicolas Flamel, for this would answer their bigger question: what was under the trapdoor on the forbidden third floor? Eventually they found their answer. Believing their evil professor, Severus Snape, was after the precious object to help a truly dangerous entity, they set off for the adventure of a lifetime. What they found under the trapdoor was more than they had bargained for.

As a lifelong Harry Potter fan, or Potterhead, I greatly enjoyed reading the first book in J.k. Rowling’s famous series again. Knowing the entire story by heart, I loved finding little easter eggs, pieces of foreshadowing, or underlying metaphors. This book would rank high on my ten 25 favorite books, without hesitation. I recognize now how quickly the story moves along compared to the other books. The stories became more developed as the each book came out. Having read the other six books, I want to know more about Harry’s first year at Hogwarts. That is the only fault I can find in this wonderful novel.

I have and always will recommend this entire series to anyone. Harry and his friends are so relatable, so human, that the reader feels as though they are part of the fantastic trios. The incredible story is so transporting, one might actually believe they have entered the wizarding world, and long for it as much as Harry when they are away from it. Every part of the story are compelling in different ways. It is a great birthday present to start someone on this awesome series. It has something for everyone.

Oct 10, 2017

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck living with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous...

May 31, 2016

THIS BOOK is very like baby talk:bdyfgveaiygrteiveyrgtroaevrytgowaeyvqgowevtiy3qgotvlyergtovqegtqoeyrtgoqyeroqegvtyqeogrtyqegvortuvygtoqverygtovq3eruqgteoyqergtovqerytgvoqeyqgoer

Jul 19, 2015

The Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series where you read about his first year at Hogwarts. Harry's parents died when he was young so he was sent to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Many strange things happened in Harry's life that he couldn't explain, until his 11th birthday when he found out he was a wizard. Against his aunt's and uncle's wishes he was sent to Hogwarts and had many daring adventures through out the year. Including something about Nicholas Flamel and the Sorcerer's Stone...

Jul 13, 2015

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s infant son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. Lily and her husband, James Potter, had been murdered by the dark wizard, Voldemort, but when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, his power somehow broke. Harry becomes the only living person ever to survive the killing curse, and the only sign of his encounter with Voldemort is a unique lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. Because Harry does not have any other living relatives, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, decides to leave him with the Dursleys until he is old enough to attend Hogwarts.

Jul 06, 2015

This is my fave book so far, it's so exciting. I wish I could go to a wizard school! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next...

Jun 22, 2015

A 12 year old boy's life changes when he gets a message from an owl and goes to a magical school.

May 30, 2015

The story starts with the introduction of Harry Potter, the protagonist of the story. Harry is the sole survivor of the fatal car accident that killed his parents- or so he is told. Harry is forced to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, and lived a miserable life right up until his 11th birthday, when a mysterious figure shows up, and reveals to Harry about what he truly is; the secret that his surviving family members had kept secret for so long. He is a wizard! With his new identity, he attends a school for wizards and witches, and makes new friends. He also finds out the real truth of his parent's death, and gets involved in a suspicious plot involving the attempted robbery of a very valuable object. What will become of him? What is the object so special that everyone wants to steal it? This book is about true friendship, loyalty, adventure, and is a notable book for anyone who enjoys magical adventures.

Jun 24, 2014

Harry Potter nears his eleventh birthday and receives letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He goes to Hogwarts and has many adventures ending with a face off with Lord Voldemort.

Jun 20, 2014

Harry Potter is a 10 year old boy who's parents died in a car accident while he just got a scar when his head banged the car. He know lives with his aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley who all despise him. He is just an ordinary boy with a miserable life and letters from a wierd school which his uncle and aunt hate. On his eleventh birthday, a huge man called Hagrid comes to his house to tell him the truth: Turns out, he is a wizard, his parents were killed by the most feared wizard of all time, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort, and he survived with a lightning scar. And all these letters come from the best wicthcraft and wizardry school in England. Arrived at that school, he meets 2 students who become his friends: Ron weasley and Hermione Granger. And a enemy, Draco Malfoy. He then discovers that there is something hidden in the school and that someone wants to get it. Would he discover who it really is before its too late?

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Jun 02, 2018

Other: nothing is bad about this book. This book is suitable for all ages

Aug 06, 2014

Other: Jennabella1721 is right, you don't deserve your life, if you don't read the series at least twice.

Jul 01, 2014

Other: Magical...

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